[FFmpeg-devel] [ANOUNCEMENT] ffmpeg.org

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Mon Mar 14 07:47:33 CET 2011

On 13 Mar 2011, at 22:51, Jason Garrett-Glaser <jason at x264.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Jason Garrett-Glaser <jason at x264.com> wrote:
>>> We do this as we believe that the takeover of ffmpeg.org two months ago
>>> was entirely illegitimate and unacceptable, it lacked democratic majority,
>> This is an outright lie, as demonstrated earlier, repeatedly.

I don't really see this, there was never a vote done or anything that was really accepted.

>> As I'm not interested in working on a project run by a dictator who
>> lies, I hereby quit the project.  Please revoke my commit access; I
>> will be working on other projects instead.

First, I find it funny how the project where anyone has at least the technical possibility to commit whatever they want is the dictatorship (particularly since you several times committed things against the rules and other developer's objections and it did not have any consequences), which is why to me it sounds like you are saying "I'm not interested unless I can be dictator".
Secondly why should anyone heed your request to revoke commit access? After all you refused to remove me from MAINTAINERS for a project I do not want to take responsibility for.
Not to mention that the complaints and concerns are only taken care of now, after things being forced, why would anyone want to work under a leadership where you will be ignored unless you always have a credible threat of a successful fork at hand?!?

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