[FFmpeg-devel] GSOC 2011 politics

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sat Apr 30 01:10:57 CEST 2011


FFmpegs GSOC 2011 timeline:

February 28:
19:00 UTC
Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.

February 28 or 29
Ronald Bultje registers FFmpeg with himself as admin

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 [see below for mail]
Ronald says he requested a new mailing list for soc-mentors from the roots
I reply that i as root of the new ffmpeg server have not received any
request and that i object to the list being moved to libav.org

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 [see below for mail]
Roanld explains that the list has been moved to libav.org and that to
subscribe one has to agree to a complex license from google.

April 25:
19:00 UTC
Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2011 site.
10 Projects for FFMpeg/libav are being accepted
10 choosen by libav
 0 choosen by ffmpeg
2 of the students are libav developers, 1 of them has never written C
code before. 0 students are ffmpeg developers
8 of the mentors are libav developers
2 of the mentors are ffmpeg developers

Has the ffmpeg side been shown the student applications? no
Had the ffmpeg side had any say in which are accepted? no
Why was sebastian (who passed all qualificatoin tasks) not accepted,
while diego (who never wrote any C code let alone passing a
qualification task) was accepted ?
But more so why does ffmpeg have no say at all in this years ffmpegs
to me this sounds like a big scandal as if linux gsoc was 100%
managed by freebsd people (or the other way around)

just my 10cent, and my appology to the students who have not been
selected this year due to this political mess.
And id like to wish the people who where selected good luck and hope
their projects will succeed.

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Appendix, mails:

From: Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>
To: "FFmpeg SoC Mentors (private)" <ffmpeg-soc-mentor at mplayerhq.hu>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:36:52 +0200
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-soc-mentor] GSoC 2011

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 06:42:14PM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 6:24 PM, compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com> wrote:
> > dumb question... this list will be dead in a week or less. is there a
> > replacement ? where is the soc list now? is libav hosting it?
> I've requested a new one from the roots and am hoping they will grant my wish.

i got no mail from you.
but i can setup a list if/when needed.

Also id happily give ben the ML password to admin it if he wants.

moving the ffmpeg-soc* lists to libav is something i object to.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB
From: "Ronald S. Bultje" <rsbultje at gmail.com>
To: "FFmpeg SoC Mentors (private)" <ffmpeg-soc-mentor at mplayerhq.hu>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:50:11 -0400
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-soc-mentor] mod task continuation and GSoC 2011


On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 6:06 AM, Stefano Sabatini
<stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> wrote:
> On date Thursday 2011-04-14 23:49:55 -0300, Vitor Sessak wrote:
>> On 04/11/2011 07:25 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
[private discussion about a student snipped]
>> -Vitor
>> PS: Sorry about the delay for answering, I'm on vacations...
> No problem, by the way this list is going to be closed and GSoc
> related discussion has been moved to soc-mentor at libav.org.

And for those wondering: to be on the list, please sign up as a mentor
on google-melange.com, you'll be added to the soc-mentors@ list

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