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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Mar 14 16:02:32 CET 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 01:48:30PM +0100, Luca Barbato wrote:
> 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.

This choice is intentionally designed to favor your group.
This is not a fair vote

If you want a fair vote you can pick an existing voting system _UNCHANGED_
of an existing project like debian.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Its not that you shouldnt use gotos but rather that you should write
readable code and code with gotos often but not always is less readable
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