On 11-04-04 at 02:33am, Ivo wrote: > I just noticed that debian sid switched the ffmpeg package (and > related packages) to a fork that just appeared on the scene. A bunch > of guys tried to takeover the official ffmpeg site and repo and when > that didn't work (they were forced out by the official trademark > holder and founder of the ffmpeg project), they forked. I wish them > all the best, but I expect a distro that is known for its stability to > stick with the original, unless over time the fork turns out to be the > "winner".
Thanks for your different view on this. Legal disputes over control of domain or project name is, however, an internal matter, not relevant for Debian (as long as _Debian_ is not violating trademarks etc.). > Just because one of the guys that tried to takeover ffmpeg.org and > related services by illegal means is one of the ffmpeg package > maintainers of both debian and ubuntu, should not be a reason to > switch. A lot of other packages depend on ffmpeg and its libraries and > unless a majority of them (i.e. the authors of said software) switch > to the libav fork, debian should IMO stick with the stable ffmpeg > project. Ah, so you are aware that this has been discussed already. So I assume you also know the technical judgement of those "hijackers", just disagree with it. I support (with current information provided) the judgement of my fellow Debian developer closely involved in the upstream code and making that judgement, yet appreciate your additional input. Kind regards, - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private
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