[FFmpeg-devel] (trying to be) a voice of reason

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Mon Mar 14 13:48:30 CET 2011

On 03/14/2011 01:14 PM, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le quartidi 24 vent?se, an CCXIX, Stefano Sabatini a ?crit :
>> Thanks for taking care to post this, I couldn't agree with you more,
>> we should avoid to split the project, the consequences for users and
>> free software multimedia would be catastrophic.
> Agreed.
>> A vote at this point seems a reasonable solution, vote should be
>> anonymous and previously discussed on this list or on some other
>> public place. Suggestions for setting it up are welcome.
> For what it's worth, I have asked to a few cryptographers among my friends
> to point me to voting protocols. That would avoid the need of a trusted
> third party.

I considered setting up a vote using civs[1]
Is somebody willing to set it up?

My proposal for a vote are:

vote for the constituents. Elegible people are active contributors in
the last 3 years. Given the condorcet property the __no_more_people__
will be a candidate. People higher than __no_more_people__ will then
decide by majority what to do next.



A B C D are elected as constituents E is rejected, those 4 people will
then decide how to manage.

This way everybody decides how big the number of the constituents is and
who is trusted to decide what to do next.

Obviously if __no_more_people__ comes to the top that means no
candidates are deemed trusted and the election has to be reopened.

That said I'll shut up in this regard and I'll try to go back hacking
the protocol layer and swscale.




Luca Barbato

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