[FFmpeg-user] ? About ffmpeg's prores implemention

amindfv at mailbox.org amindfv at mailbox.org
Wed Sep 2 05:09:25 EEST 2020

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 08:41:27AM +0000, Phil Rhodes via ffmpeg-user wrote:
>     On Sunday, 30 August 2020, 23:21:16 BST, Edward Park <kumowoon1025 at gmail.com> wrote:  
>  > I'm not sure what you are referring to, what's there to spread fud about??
> I'm not sure what he's referring to, either, but just be aware you're talking mainly to software engineers here and they have a well-deserved reputation for being very difficult with, well, more or less anyone who isn't a software engineer. Don't be concerned, you haven't done anything wrong. They're like this with everyone. It's normal in the world of open source (it's comically bad behaviour, but it's normal).

I'm fairly new to this list (though not to ffmpeg), but for what it's worth I've been involved with lots of open source projects over the last ~10 years and the "being very difficult" of some messages on this list has been quite surprising to me. My own experience with open source has been that overall, "comically bad behavior" definitely exists but is far from normal.

As I say, I'm new here, and there's a difference between being blunt (which is often good) and being a jerk (which is generally bad). These are my first impressions.


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