[vlc-devel] Update on the VLC project

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Fri May 4 23:31:46 CEST 2012

> Because you do not listen or try to do it.
> There are very clear orientation on legal, PR, communication and project
> hosting since a couple of year from the non-profit.

> You did not try to learn about it, since we discussed it, on videolan@,
> on asso@, at VDD and at FOSDEM.

Okay, if you say so it must be right. It's a shame that I'm interested
yet so lazy that I can't reach for it. And sometimes I see awkward
stuff that sounds like policies are more or less decided as situations
arise... but I guess I should know better and realize I'm just out of it
by my own fault.

> Oh, and we have had 2 interns in the last 2 years on this problems, they
> have written reports that are available, as we discussed at every
> meeting.

Yes, I remember you telling me about this report and it sounded
interesting, but I never got to get my hands on it. Would anyone have
any pointers?

> Sorry, but if you do not invest yourself, I am not going to call you
> everytime I do something. This is not VIA.

I don't understand why you keep mentioning VIA to me. This is irrelevant
and out of place.

> Stop proposing and start acting, then.

I can't just go ahead and put a big banner on the website saying that
Apple sucks, simply because I proposed something and nobody replied. I
don't have admin access to ban people from IRC, the mailing lists or
git, and even if I did, it would be a poor idea to do it on my own.

> > we can't even agree among ourselves about the point of the lua API,
> > features get removed and we have to put them back in a rush because
> > we're not sure what we want to do with the API functions. We have a
> This is a technical matter and has nothing to do with the non-profit.

I don't categorize what's the job of the non-profit or not. It remains
an issue for the project, and it's not because it's based on technical
features that it doesn't have consequences on the community.

> > like enough. Talking about problems and giving your opinion, even
> > just showing that you care, is not hard.
> Did you ask people their opinion? Did you take your phone and asked to
> people?

Yes! I called for opinions on the mailing list. Besides, what is
expressed in private talks won't reach the main protagonists.

> Because, if you did, you would have seen that many people expressed
> themselves and a lot of them are disgusted by the childness of the
> matter. Even on the public IRC channel more than 4 people express
> themselves.

There are 200+ people on IRC so 4 is not a big number either.

Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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