[FFmpeg-user] Consequences to rude and hostile behaviour

Jim DeLaHunt list+ffmpeg-user at jdlh.com
Sun Mar 1 03:43:31 EET 2020

FFmpeg core contributors:

You are aware that the FFmpeg project includes rude and hostile 
behaviour. Some you direct at each other, but some you direct at 
newcomers. I received some when I first attempted to contribute to 
ffmpeg. I have seen some on the ffmpeg-users and ffmpeg-dev lists.

Case in point: On 2020-02-29 17:27, the very perceptive Mark Filipak wrote:
 > I would like to donate documentation work, but there's issues:
 > …2, I fear that asking questions here will aggravate folks…
 > …3, … perhaps I can get guidance without resentment.

This behaviour has consequences. It makes possible contributors less 
likely to turn their good intentions into patches to the code and 
documentation of ffmpeg. The next time you core contributors ponder how 
to improve this project, and to get some of its load off your shoulders, 
you might want to consider that.

Best regards,
      —Jim "I'm going to work on something more gratifying than an 
ffmpeg patch this afternoon" DeLaHunt

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