[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/developer.texi: Add a code of conduct

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Mon Mar 28 15:39:22 CEST 2016

On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 12:34:05PM +0000, Kieran Kunhya wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016 at 11:58 Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 02:18:32 +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > +it is malice its rarely good to start with that as initial assumption.
> >                ^^^^^
> >                , it's
> >
> > > +The goal of Software development is to create technical excellence, not
> > for any
> >                ^ s
> >
> >
> Let's compare this to the VLC code of conduct:
> https://wiki.videolan.org/Code_of_Conduct/
> Note how it has a list of specific violations, instead of vague things like
> "Be excellent" that the FFmpeg one has.
> Note how it has a huge section on disciplinary procedures.

i dont mind at all to be more specific, do people want a more specific
list similar to vlc ?
I thought it wasnt neccessary to write it as a strict "law" as if
theres a nation of criminals that needs precissely worded laws.
But rather a nation of good meaning people who all want to work

the "Be excellent" text is identical to the linux kernel code of

> Note that this CoC should according to FFmpeg "rules" go through a vote,

If there is no unanimous agreement then we should vote, yes.
If there is unanimous agreement and noone asks for a vote then iam
not sure, it might be better to vote anyway so everyone has a chance
to equally state if they approve or disapprove

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into
despotisms. -- Aristotle
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