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

Kieran Kunhya kieran618 at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 4 18:40:55 EET 2018

On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at 14:50 Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> website.
> 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.
> Ronald


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