[FFmpeg-devel] Include more developers in the voting committee [#3]

Rostislav Pehlivanov atomnuker at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 14:04:07 CET 2015

I agree with both BBB and wm4.

You have to remember that when we made the committee back in September we
agreed to only include people who had more than 50 commits in the period of
a year. Therefore, if we include inactive people now, then they would be
out of the committee by next September because chances are they'll still
remain inactive. We did agree to remove inactive developers who did not
meed the quota after all.
I also think that should any real conflict arise and we have too many
people then we would run into the problem of having far too many opinions
with little chance of ever agreeing and doing what the committee is
supposed to do, which is to solve serious problems.

On 24 November 2015 at 12:50, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:21 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>
> wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > Heres another suggested addition to the voting committee, i omitted
> > the "[DECISSION]" from the subject as IIUC nicolas suggested to do it
> > in a 2 step process, first check if anyone was missed and then do a
> > actual [DECISSION] vote mail
> >
> > I suggest to add people who do/did admin/provide ffmpeg infrastructure
> > within the last year.
> >
> > Alexander Strasser      most of the trac maintaince, lots of work in
> >                         the last server move
> > Baptiste Coudurier      (fate.ffmpeg.org server)
> > Clément Bœsch           ffbox0 (he is already in the comittee)
> > Compn                   all kinds of things all over the place, from
> >                         helping users here to helping there, to being
> >                         ML admin backup, ...
> > Fabrice Bellard         Project founder, ffmpeg.org name owner, without
> >                         him there would be no FFmpeg
> > ifj Gereoffy Arpad      the .hu servers we used forever and current
> > secondary DNS
> > Jean-Baptiste Kempf     our git and incoming ftp
> > Kieran Kunhya           (trac.ffmpeg.org server)
> > Lou Logan               (already in the comittee)
> > Nikolay Aleksandrov     ffbox1, seting up VMs on ffbox1, other ->ffbox1
> > copiing work
> > Reimar Döffinger        (already in the comittee)
> > Roberto Togni           some work moving away from .hu, providing
> > secondary DNS
> > Tim Nicholson           mail stuff, spam filtering
> >
> > if i forgot someone who did significant infrastructure related work
> > in the last year please add them to the list
> >
> > I intend to in 1-2 weeks or so to post a DECISSION mail with the list
> > (probably later as ill forget again) and then everyone can vote on
> > the list
> Just like we don't add any drive-by patch author, we should not add any
> drive-by infrastructure provider. We should only add these that provided
> significant infrastructure for significant amounts of time, specifically
> targetted at FFmpeg.
> Quote from me on IRC:
> <BBB> I have to admit, I feel somewhat uncomfortable giving voting rights
> to some people that are really not involved with ffmpeg development at all
> <BBB> (or ffmpeg at all, for that matter)
> <BBB> people that manage our infrastructure should get voting rights,
> there’s little doubt about that, but people that manage other
> infrastructure and just happen to stuff a bit of ffmpeg in there also, and
> that’s their only involvement, I have reservations about that
> <BBB> as valuable as it is, that does not make you part of a core voting
> committee, IMHO
> As such, "setting up secondary DNS" probably does not meet this bar. I also
> object to Fabrice, he has not been actively involved for >10 years. The
> committee is for active developers.
> Ronald
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