[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add paragraph to website about posting attitude on project mailing lists

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 18:54:59 CEST 2013

On 8/13/13, Robert Krueger <krueger at lesspain.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM, Lou Logan <lou at lrcd.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:27:50 +0200, Robert Krueger wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Lou Logan <lou at lrcd.com> wrote:
>>> > On Sat, Aug 10, 2013, at 11:43 PM, Robert Krueger wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> That sounds like a good idea. As I wrote, the main reason for posting
>>> >> this was to have something to link to [...]
>>> >
>>> > I'll make the wiki page within a few days and then provide a link for
>>> > you to contribute to. Thanks.
>>> Thank you.
>> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/MailingListEtiquette
> Thanks.
> I modified the original text and the suggestion would be to add this
> to the page as the last paragraph. I hope it does not still sound
> confrontational.
> ---
> <h2 id="Generalremarks">Some general remarks</h2>
> When posting on one of the lists, we would kindly ask you to consider
> the following before complaining about things that are not the way the
> should be (documentation, features, bugs).
> FFmpeg is developed and maintained by volunteers, predominantly in
> their spare time for no pay. You get something for free that could
> very well be the most comprehensive and powerful set of media library
> libraries and command line tools on the planet, while commercial
> alternatives typically cost thousands of dollars. Pointing out
> problems or suggesting improvements is very important and helps the
> project, if done properly (see <a href="bugreports.html">Bug
> Reports</a>). Simply complaining does not. There is no guarantee
> someone will fix the problems you reported, because it is nobody's job
> to do it, not because they are not important or there is something
> wrong with your bug report. There may be cases where your only option
> is to either submit a patch (for instructions see <a
> href="http://ffmpeg.org/contact.html">ffmpeg.org/contact.html</a>) or
> pay/sponsor someone who does it for you (see <a
> href="http://ffmpeg.org/consulting.html">ffmpeg.org/consulting.html</a>).
> We are looking forward to your participation on the mailing lists.

It looks fine IMHO, add/edit/modify text on wiki is open to anyone.

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