[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v14 9/9] avcodec/evc: Changes in Changelog and MAINTAINERS files

Kieran Kunhya kierank at obe.tv
Wed Feb 15 15:05:04 EET 2023

On Wed, 15 Feb 2023 at 08:49, Dawid Kozinski/Multimedia (PLT) /SRPOL/Staff
Engineer/Samsung Electronics <d.kozinski at samsung.com> wrote:

> Dear Kieran,
> While I appreciate your concerns, I must point out that the issues you
> mentioned regarding the maintenance of third-party libraries are not
> limited
> to corporate contributors. People change jobs and their focus may change,
> but this is not exclusive to those working for corporations. Furthermore,
> it
> is not necessarily the case that someone who has maintained a particular
> part of code in a project like FFmpeg will abruptly cease doing so upon
> changing jobs.
> I believe it's important to consider each individual's level of commitment
> to a project, rather than making assumptions based on generalizations. It's
> also worth noting that while there may have been issues with maintaining
> patches to certain third-party libraries in the past, it doesn't mean that
> it will be each and every time.
> Regards
> Dawid

Whilst all of this is true, the community is able to pick up when it's an
internal FFmpeg component.
When it's a third-party library on another person's Github, the community
can't do that.


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