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A Group Of FFmpeg Developers Just Forked As Libav

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  • #16
    This is a bad news. As there are good developers on both sides, would be better if they work together instead. Unfortunately looks they cannot do that anymore.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by etnlWings View Post
      Could someone please give me a clear explanation of what predicated this fork?
      looks like a failed coupe and the people responsible for it moving to libav.

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      • #18
        Forking is almost always bad, but the ability to fork is a good thing. It provides the balance of power that an open source project needs: dictator goes crazy, dictator goes away. Most of the time it prevents the dictator from going crazy in the first place.

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        • #19
          or group wants to become an oligarchy.
          The rest of the devs reject them.
          group goes away.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Francesco Cosoleto View Post
            This is a bad news. As there are good developers on both sides, would be better if they work together instead. Unfortunately looks they cannot do that anymore.
            Or perhaps the fork has allowed them to continue to work on the project? Ie. they didn't want to work under the conditions that the ffmpeg project dictates, and thus a fork actually enables us to see the fruit of the work of these developers, instead of them leaving and having to start all over, or going their separate ways.

            That's another, just as valid, way of looking at it if you ask me.

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