[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them
Fri Jan 28 00:45:45 CET 2011
On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 12:08:46AM +0100, Rob wrote:
> On 27 January 2011 17:54, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 09:48:56AM +0100, Rob wrote:
> > [...]
> >> >> >They belived they voted on a ultra secret compromise to bring mans back into
> >> >> the project
> >> I lent my support to the goals, not to a compromise of you out and
> >> Mans in. Do not put words in my mouth.
> > you possibly wherent part of the discussions, dont blame me about that please
> > i had assumed everyone was shown the full discussions before their agreement
> > was asked.
> I was involved in the discussions and tried to steer them in the
> direction of fairness, respect and dignity. I stated that if things
> proceeded in an undignified fashion it would reflect badly on the
> group. That is exactly what is happening. Very little of this
> discussion is about making things better (or at least when anyone
> tries, it quickly degenerates into mud-flinging).
> > [...]
> >> >> > The official repository is the videolan repository, the other repository will
> >> >> > be removed from that page.
> >> >> > This is a decission of me as leader of the project.
> >> >>
> >> >> >Iam also asking diego and mans to resign as roots with this mail.
> >> >>
> >> >> You are insisting that everyone else resign, yet you yourself still
> >> >> refuse to resign as "leader". ?This is ridiculous. ?You are even worse
> >> >> than Mans and Diego: you want everyone else to give a mile when you
> >> >> won't give a single inch.
> >> >
> >> > The problem is if a group of people forks they must choose a new name and
> >> > new domain. people cannot "fork" and then pretend they are the new leadership
> >> > of an existing project and the existing leader is no more.
> >> As I now disagree with the way the announcement was done, I will agree
> >> that if there had not been an overwhelming majority amongst active
> >> developers that the group should have forked and not taken over.
> > I think a fork would move us toward a solution.
> > I think me and mans finding an agreement and staying together in one single
> > repo would also be a move toward a solution but people really must want this
> > otherwise we will start fighting again.
> For me, this was never about M?ns and Michael per se. If the person,
> people or entire community holding the power manage things in such a
> way that _drives development_ and actually does work to improve the
> core of FFmpeg, it really doesn't matter to me what entity has power.
> It seems that for Michael and M?ns it is a personal battle.
> Michael, will you work with M?ns?
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Many things microsoft did are stupid, but not doing something just because
microsoft did it is even more stupid. If everything ms did were stupid they
would be bankrupt already.
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