[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Remove battleforthenet widget"

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Mar 1 04:08:41 EET 2018

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 07:52:56PM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 3:41 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc
> > wrote:
> > ATM IIUC one more vote is needed in the senate
> Yikes. I would prefer if we don't meddle into politics like this.
> You ignore the fact that any legislation needs to go through the US House
> of Representatives, and then it should be signed (or conversely, can be
> vetoed) by the president. The situation in the US Senate is the most
> straightforward, because the Dems seat deficit is smallest (49 vs. 51).
> That doesn't mean that after that hurdle is taken, it's a done deal. Quite
> the contrary.
> We are a project concerned with multimedia software. We are not an American
> political organization. Please don't make us one; please reconsider this
> patch.

I dont disagree about the things you say above but you are ignoring 
an important detail here.

multimedia being high bandwidth (and sometimes also low latency) could be
one of the main areas of internet traffic hit by a loss of net neutrality.
If thats the case, it could affect some if not many of our users.


Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
-- Aristotle
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