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

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 16:45:03 EET 2018


On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Compn <tempn at mi.rr.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Mar 2018 06:59:45 -0500, "Ronald S. Bultje"
> <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Again, please: no advertising, no politics. It was fun while it lasted
> but
> > it's turning into something semi-permanent now, I really have significant
> > issues with this.
> this isnt advertising.
> what is your significant issue with the politics?

I'm so sick of everything being about politics, everything being
politicized, everything being presented about the end of the world, and
everything being pushed in my face and everyone being forced to
continuously pay attention, have an opinion and to care.

Because it's just not true. It's just a spin. Sure, some things are
important. But the end of the world? Hardly. To put our reputation as a
prime, pristine, independent and unpartisan collection of multimedia tools
and experts on the line for an unlikely and minor moment of partisan gain
in a single country. Really? Why? I just don't get it.

If you want to play politics, join a political movement or party, attend or
organize rallies, run for local, state or federal office, create a
politically motivated youtube channel or facebook group. But don't use our

My issue is this: this advertising turns FFmpeg into a political movement.
But I don't want FFmpeg to be a political movement, or to be political at
all. I would like FFmpeg to be an opensource (or free software) project
where people with various interests in multimedia can come together -
regardless of background - and create cool technical innovations.


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