Posted Jan 19, 2011 17:48 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Parent article: FFmpeg turmoil
Well, this is fun. Fiery rhetoric, 'the tidal wave of revolution', mention from several people that they feel 'stabbed in the back' or 'personally insulted' and that the original posters 'should have forked'...
... nobody (including the 'revolutionaries') seems to have noted that forking is exactly what this is: a new publically visible git repo. Anyone can set up one of those, and impose whatever procedures they want on commits to it, however bizarre. All this flaming over it is merely a sign that the ffmpeg people haven't really got used to the fork-is-good merge-is-easy world that git brings.