[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 5/6] docs: mention when one might be offered write access to the git repository

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 12 03:53:33 CEST 2014

On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:31:29 +0200
James Darnley <james.darnley at gmail.com> wrote:

> This addresses point 11 from the mplayer patches text file.  Discussion about
> removing a link to this document can be found in the thread on ffmpeg-devel
> titled: [PATCH] web/contact: replace MPlayer guidelines link
> ---
>  doc/developer.texi | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
> index 1b020fc..1ec7045 100644
> --- a/doc/developer.texi
> +++ b/doc/developer.texi
> @@ -405,6 +405,11 @@ that are particularly complex or that have tricky side-effects. Always document
>  your string operations to show what you are doing and why it is safe.
>  Doing this will make it easier to review your changes.
>  Finally, comments must be in English.
> +
> + at item
> +Don't expect to be given write access straight away. If you show yourself to be
> +a regular and reliable contributor or if you wish to be a maintainer you will be
> +offered write access.
>  @end enumerate
>  We think our rules are not too hard. If you have comments, contact us.

This seems just unnecessary and redundant.

Isn't this quite natural with all open souce projects?

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