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

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Tue Mar 15 10:19:02 CET 2011

On 03/15/2011 09:48 AM, madshi wrote:
> What you say sounds more or less reasonable to me.
> But why then do ugly stuff like fighting over the logo,
> or shutting down the ffmpeg-devel lists right now?
> That kind of behaviour just makes you look bad.

avcodec.org is setup and I know for sure they have a mailman setup since
I came to know about it's existence through an email suggesting
me to come and sign up to a mailing list. The only safe way to let it
being imported on the new ffmpeg.org infrastructure is to set it read-only.

The logo is a creation of Mans, the lawyer I contacted stated that at
least for the eu law, is up to Mans decide what to do with it and I'd
like to keep using it on libav.

> IMHO you should first have tried to setup a vote
> everybody could agree with. If that had failed, you
> should have forked instead of trying the takeover.
> That would have resulted in much less bad blood.

As you can see in the other recent thread with my explaining of
condorcet I had been accused or rigging it just by stating that.

> I still think we should try to setup a vote now. But
> with you guys shutting down the ffmpeg mailing
> lists it seems you don't care. That's too bad, really.

I'm afraid you misunderstood setting the ml read-only with doing an rm -fR.



Luca Barbato

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