[FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Bálint Réczey balint at balintreczey.hu
Thu Aug 14 15:29:53 CEST 2014

2014-08-14 13:58 GMT+02:00 Stefano Sabatini <stefasab at gmail.com>:
> On date Wednesday 2014-08-13 16:27:20 +0200, Attila Kinali encoded:
>> On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:30:05 +0200
>> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> > I never understood why people who once where friends
>> > became mutually so hostile
>> You should know that better than anyone else!
>> You still claim to be my friend, yet you said and did things
>> that i have not seen from my enemies, let alone from my friends.
>> To this day, after 3 years, i still get accused by random people
>> of thing i supposedly have done against FFmpeg and the spirit
>> of open source. After 3 years i still have to defend myself against
>> these baseless attacks!
>> If you trully want to mend ways, then you and your fellow FFmpeg
>> developers should stop this constant spreading of lies, this
>> defamation campaing against libav and its developers that has
>> been going on for the last 3 and a half years and show at least
>> the minimum respect you would show to a stranger you meet on the
>> street. Until you do this, i see very little chance for a healthy
>> cooperation.
> Please refrain from claiming other people are spreading lies,
> especially with no specific references (and this is not the place
> where to discuss such things).
> As for me, I don't consider Libav developers neither friends nor
> enemies. We reached a point when we got two different projects with
> different policies, culture, and guidelines. Then you should be aware
> that the way the Libav fork was created was hostile towards FFmpeg, so
> you shouldn't be surprised that there was (and still there is) a
> perceived hostility between the two projects. If you or other Libav or
> FFmpeg developers want the two projects to collaborate more, this can
> be discussed, possibly with *specific* proposals, but again,
> debian-devel is not the right place where to discuss such things.
I have no problem with FFmpeg and Libav developers discussing
collaboration on debian-devel especially if they finally sit together
and find a way in which they could join efforts after years of working
in separation.
This would be Legen... ...dary. :-)


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