[FFmpeg-devel] Voting committee

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Sep 14 05:00:33 CEST 2015

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:36:29AM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le septidi 27 fructidor, an CCXXIII, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> > Having a team vote about members of the team can be problematic,
> > 
> > For example if one member votes against another, it wont help
> > team spirit and social relations.
> If two people do not get along to the point that one would vote no to the
> other, it is already a problem. The thermometer does not make the people
> sick.
> Hopefully, this will just not happen.

You cannot choose members one by one and not also occasionally say
"no" to some candidates. Thats implied by the act of choosing or
co-optation otherwise it would be "anyone asking is granted membership"

saying "no" to a candidate here does not require prior problems or
hate between the people but it will lead to that afterwards at least
to some extend. very little in some, quite a bit in others.
people have different points of view, and two people can differ
easily in oppinion if someone is a active contributor or not

> > also a "comittee" which makes decissions affecting a larger group
> > should be made of members fairly choosen from that group.
> > "all active FFmpeg developers and contributors",  or
> > "all FFmpeg developers and contributors" or ...
> > i think this was the intend of the initial choice, and i hope that it
> > will continue to be true in the future
> I hope so too, but "active FFmpeg developers" is not an objective condition.

it was intended to be a guideline not a objective condition
a guideline to base objective conditions on
a guideline that objective conditions could be checked against


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