[linux-dvb] [ANNOUNCE] DVB API improvements

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 18:07:22 CEST 2008


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 8:37 AM, Devin Heitmueller
<devin.heitmueller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps your comments would carry more credibility if you would
> provide your full name and the number of commits you have made to the
> v4l-dvb codebase in the last year.

So I'm understand you correctly, can you clarify that only people who
provide their full name and number of commits have any "credibility"?
As well, I'm under the premise that everyone is entitled to their
opinions and free to express them as they see fit.  And in doing so,
all others may interpret those opinions any way they choose, but no
single opinion is any less or more "valid" then any other.

> This is a open source developers list, which generally makes it a
> meritocracy.  If Mauro were actually incompetent, I am quite confident
> that the developers who are *actively committing code* would not stand
> for it.

I'm going to have to disagree with you.  I've seen negative comments
towards Mauro made first-hand in #linuxtv but those same people
unwilling to do so when Mauro has been present.  I'm sure there are
logs that can be searched if anyone is so inclined to see for
themselves.

> The reality is though that the people who work with him on a
> regular basis are in most cases the same people who have backed the
> S2API proposal.  It's not a coincidence that the same people that
> supported the proposal are major contributors to the project.
>
> Are there communication/personality issues?  Certainly.  However,
> unless you are actively contributing code to the project, please leave
> the developers to work through this issue without your help.

Everyone here has the right to post their thoughts whether you
(dis)like or (dis)agree with them.  Your opinions are no more valid
and mine as no less valid.  As I've stated before, I have no personal
or financial interest in what happens and that allows me to speak more
freely because I have nothing to lose.  You are welcome to skip over
any of my posts or ignore my thoughts completely, but I'm not going to
shut up because a couple people don't like what I have to say.  That's
not how this works, sorry.

Cheers,
**  DEREK KELLY  **



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