Posted Jan 20, 2011 14:59 UTC (Thu) by bgmarete (subscriber, #47484)
Parent article: FFmpeg turmoil
This is unsettling, even sad.
FFmpeg is one of those pivotal FOSS projects. It is absolutely crucial to a decent multimedia experience not only on Linux but also on other free operating systems as well. It is high quality code that we all use everyday. And Michael Niedermayer has been very important in maintaining high coding standards. But not only that: A look at git-blame-stats reveals that he is far-and-away the most important contributor. For example he wrote and maintains, more or less single-handedly, the H.264 decoder.
I hope that every effort will be made to ensure his continued participation in the project.