FFmpeg as SPI associated project
robert at spi-inc.org
Sun Jun 3 13:08:26 UTC 2012
On Fri, 1 Jun 2012, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> I think very few SPI associated projects have the ultimate decisionmaking
> authority in the hands of the rough consensus of a mailing list. Most have
> something more formal than that, which might explain why it's an uncommon
> issue. Or, yes, unthinking reuse of previous templates is another possible
> explanation. :-)
I actually expected the reference to the mailing list in the resolution to
be raised as a concern if anything was going to be.
I thought about this for a while and reviewed existing resolutions before
posting resolution 2012-05-25.rtb.1 . I noted that resolution
2011-08-10.bg.2 (Arch Linux as associated project) places the ability to
appoint the project liaison in the hands of "a simple majority of existing
Arch Linux developers" if a sitting liaison does not appoint their own
I concluded that using a mailing list for this purpose is not such a large
departure from existing practice.
As noted in an earlier post, I was also aware that resolution
2004-08-10.iwj.1 (Associated Project Framework) allows SPI to act if a
project's internal organization or procedures are unclear or disputed.
Taking all of this in to account, I concluded I was happy to post the
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