Re: Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian
On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:43:18 +0900
Norbert Preining <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> By continuing old fights, inspite of the very clearly friendly and
> open offers and suggestions byu Michael, you and others from AV continue
> simply to insult and be nasty.
Sorry, but this is not true. Yes, Michael always offers to mend ways
and to do this and that. But he never does. It's just lip service.
He didn't do it before the split and he didn't happen after the split.
Yes, the people at libav are bitter. Yes, they are angry. But how
would you feel if people would walk up to you at random OSS events
and tell you that X just told them you are the bad guy, that you
steal childrens ice cream? (Yes, this has happend)
> I am really impressed by the ability of Michael to take this without
> changing into a more inpolite tone. Which you and others from AV are
> definitely doing.
If you mean me by "others", then i would like to ask where i have been
> * AV maintainers are averse o any cooperation, and just licking their
> wounds since several years
You know, that FFmpeg and libav have been cooperating ever since the
split? FFmpeg merges all (or almost all?) patches commited to libav
without further review. libav (as a project) does not make any fuss
on that, because that's how OSS works. But you got it right that
libav people are averse to constant insults and badmouthing.
I pity people who can't find laughter or at least some bit of amusement in
the little doings of the day. I believe I could find something ridiculous
even in the saddest moment, if necessary. It has nothing to do with being
superficial. It's a matter of joy in life.
-- Sophie Scholl