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

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 20:14:09 CEST 2014

On 2014-09-12 16:52, compn wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:42:01 +0200
> Stefano Sabatini <stefasab at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On date Friday 2014-09-12 03:12:06 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
>>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 01:31:29AM +0200, James Darnley wrote:
>> [...]
>>>> + 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
>> [...]
>>> this sounds a bit like "talking down to someone from above", also i
>>> dont think we should just copy all stuff that was in some text that
>>> we had a link to on our webpage, into our development policy.
>>> We should change the policy if we see the need to change it / if we
>>> want to change it ...
>> +1
> i think the current unwritten policy rule is 'everyone gets write access
> as long as they can follow rules'.
> ffmpeg's policy is different than mplayer's policy.

So, shall I drop this patch then?  Should I just drop the first sentence
and just say that regular reliable people might be get the offer?  I did
think it a little strange to try to spell out when one might be offered

Instead, should I try to expand a section somewhere to state that others
will apply/push submitted patches that pass review?  (If the docs don't
already say so)

> thanks for porting the other rules over. :)
> and putting up with all of our nits and comments

No problem.  Posting patches get people to consider policy, and the docs
(which I think sometimes get a little ignored).

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