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

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Tue Mar 15 00:49:16 CET 2011

On 03/14/2011 11:34 PM, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le quartidi 24 vent?se, an CCXIX, Luca Barbato a ?crit :
>> I stated the election rules used by other major projects and I asked for
>> a third party to set it up, the answer from Michael had been an insult
>> claiming it was rigged.
> As I said, I believe Michael should be excused some measure of paranoia, as
> he is actually the target of the hate of several people.

You are reading it the wrong way. First Michael shown sings of paranoia
and other behavioral issues you might or might not excuse.
Then you start piling up people fed up with the situation.

> Now that you have made clear that you did not just invent the rules you were
> proposing, either with an agenda or not, I hope that Michael will apologize
> for accusing you wrongly.

He accused and insulted me and others many times, usually the best
response is a "you had misunderstood" or "it was a joke".

> Surely you realize how insulting this move could appear to the people who
> were not part of the inner circle signing the announce?

I won't deny that had been wrong.

>> In the past two months we tried to tune the commit process and in the
>> mean time we tried to come up with a document stating the direction in a
>> clearer way
> Who are "we"? What I have seen, if I remember correctly, is:
> - You (singular) and Reinhard trying to bring a measure of peace and discuss
>   compromises.

Ronald also.

> - M?ns rejecting out of hand and without any explanation compromises offers
>   by Michael.

Please reread the "compromises" usually could be summarized with
dropping mru and Diego and having him fully reinstated.

> - Diego and Ronald siding with M?ns on any occasion.

I sided against "compromises" and you missed 2 hours of discussion on
irc ended with story about the early years of MPlayer and the main
discussion back at square one.

> - Most other keeping quiet about political matters, and by doing so
>   endorsing the most outspoken people on their side.

Meanwhile most of the people that met at fosdem and some others got
involved in refining that document I posted.



Luca Barbato

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