[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] news: submit reworded announcement

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Sun Aug 2 00:50:23 CEST 2015

From: Kieran Kunhya <kierank at ob-encoder.com>

Signed-off-by: Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me>
 src/index | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 39 insertions(+)

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+  <a id="message"></a><h3>August 1st, 2015, A message from the FFmpeg project</h3>
+  <p>
+    Dear multimedia community,
+  </p>
+  <p>
+    As some of you may already know, <a
+    href="http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2015-July/176489.html">Michael
+    Niedermayer recently resigned as the leader of the project</a>. He has been
+    doing an outstanding work for many years, and the project is now facing
+    another crisis in its history. Nevertheless, the community will continue
+    to contribute to the project and will try to satisfy as much as possible
+    the expectations of everyone.
+  </p>
+  <p>
+    To illustrate this, we are in the process of a reconciliation with the
+    Libav project. This is a tedious and sensitive operation, that will be
+    notably discussed in our communities online over the coming weeks, and in
+    person at the <a
+    href="https://www.videolan.org/videolan/events/vdd15/">VideoLAN Developer
+    Days</a> in Paris in September: a neutral venue for the entire open source
+    multimedia community.
+  </p>
+  <p>
+    We don't really know yet if this is going to result in anything, but in the
+    meantime we urge our common users to avoid making any loud statements and
+    assumption regarding both sides.
+  </p>
+  <p>
+    The last four years have not been easy on our multimedia community, for
+    both contributors and users. The current situation gives us an opportunity
+    to find solutions to these issues, and to have reconciliation between the
+    forks, which have split the community for so long.
+  </p>
+  <p>
+    Unfortunately, much of the disagreement has taken place in inappropriate
+    venues so far, which has made finding common ground and solutions
+    difficult. We aim to discuss this.
+  </p>
   <a id="needhost"></a><h3>July 4th, 2015, FFmpeg needs a new host</h3>
     After graciously hosting our projects (<a href="http://www.ffmpeg.org">FFmpeg</a>, <a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu">MPlayer</a>

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