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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Mar 16 23:50:26 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 09:38:49AM +0100, Nicolas George wrote:
> Hi.
> I send that last night, but it seems that at the time, some of the people
> you are siding with had already shut down the common mailing-lists.
> By the way, I can not see how they could do so seeking the well-being of the
> project, as there were still reconciliation discussions going on. It seems
> obvious that they were only thinking about their personal power and/or
> feuds. Thus, I urge you to denounce that measure. Otherwise, your claims of
> having tried to find a compromise will have a sour taste.
> Le quintidi 25 vent?se, an CCXIX, Luca Barbato a ?crit?:
> > We spent countless time trying to find a compromise.
> You (singular), have. As for others, "unacceptable; all of it; I will not
> reply again".
> > Recently he claimed the method used to decide in various organizations
> > rigged because I proposed it.
> He apologized.
> >				He wants A single person in command,
> > himself?, and doesn't accept other ideas.
> Now, you are accusing him just on a matter of person.
> > I do not want M?ns replacing Michael, I want that few simple rules do
> > apply to everybody equally, is that hard to understand?
> I can understand that, and thus I can understand why you undersigned the
> first announce. And I acknowledge that you have said that you disapprove the
> way it has happened.
> But now, there have been quite a few controverted patches discussed, and you
> can see how it happened: patches that M?ns liked got applied, patches that
> M?ns did not like were not.
> I grant you, the same is true on the other side, mutatis mutandis. The
> difference is that on the other side, Michael is still recognized as project
> leader, pending elections.
> (By the way, Michael, would you mind being called "acting project leader"
> from now on? Or even better: designate a trustworthy level-header acting
> project leader.)

i think it may be best not to use the title "project leader" at all in the
close future.


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Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves? -- Diogenes of Sinope
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