[FFmpeg-user] Consequences to rude and hostile behaviour

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 04:59:32 EET 2020

Dear Mr. DeLaHunt,

It's rude to use someone (me) as your sock puppet, especially without 
their permission. I trust that the regulars on this list will take that 
into consideration. For myself, I appreciate the aid that's extended.

I suggest that you consider that some of the people here are not native 
English speakers and that it can lead to misunderstanding and the 
innocent appearance of rudeness. Cool your jets, please.


On 02/29/2020 08:43 PM, Jim DeLaHunt wrote:
> 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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