[linux-dvb] [ANNOUNCE] DVB API improvements

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 23:41:54 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab
<mchehab at infradead.org> wrote:
> The decision were already taken by the group.
> It should be noticed also that the public announcement took some time to
> be ready, since we all carefully reviewed it to reflect the understanding
> that the group had.
> Both API's work, and people needed to choose between one of the proposals.
> Each one there had enough time to read and understand each proposal, since
> the patches were available more than one week before the meeting, and
> everybody were aware that the decision are scheduled to happen during LPC.
> Each one voted based on their own technical analysis, on a meeting that
> took about 2:30 hours, on the day after the presentations. People had
> enough time there to discuss, explain their ideas with the help of a
> whiteboard, decide and improve the proposal.
> S2API was choosen, since it was considered the better proposal for
> everybody there. None of the presents voted for Multiproto.
> Now that the decision were already taken, it is not time anymore to argue
> in favor to any other proposals. We need to move ahead and finally add
> support for DVB-S2 and the remaining missing digital TV's at kernel.
> Thank you and everyone else involved on adding support for the missing
> standards.
> Let's move to the next step: finally add API changes and drivers for
> DVB-S2 and prepare support for the remaining missing standards.

It's no secret to anyone that there has been foul play, and blatantly
clear there is bias against Manu himself, and multiproto as a result,
based on personal differences & past conflicts.  You can't possibly
expect the dvb community to believe a fair & balanced meeting took
place to discuss these proposals when half the people there already
signed on for s2api, and the other half don't have the knowledge &
experience with dvb to make well-informed decisions.  You can't
possibly think people will believe any of you (who've openly admitted
support for s2api) spent 2 seconds defending multiproto, or even
assessing the proposal from an unbias technical standpoint.

It's very convenient that you've completely ignored multiple requests
for more in-depth details that actually prove your points have real
technical merit and aren't just the result of some self-interest
politics and b.s.  Yet, you had no problem writing paragraphs about
how the decision has been made and everyone should just accept it.
Sorry, people aren't going to just accept it because this whole thing
has been tainted by misleading people, misrepresenting the truth, and
sometimes flat out lying.

Valuable members of the community have turned, and are turning away
because of how poorly dvb has been maintained, and how self-serving
some people act.  I'm thankful that more people are being exposed &
becoming aware of what's been going on in hopes that at the very least
some kind of steps will be taken to stop the misuse & abuse of power
at the front of the dvb train.

Again, if there is truth to your claims that s2api is the best
technical solution, then convince us all by providing tangible proof
rather then expecting everyone to take your word for it while ignoring
our requests for such information.  You have an obligation to the
community to justify your actions, and be held accountable for them.


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