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

Compn tempn at mi.rr.com
Sun Mar 4 21:54:20 EET 2018

On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 20:18:49 +0100, Hendrik Leppkes
<h.leppkes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Everyone is entitled to their opinion and their own politics, but you
> should also be respectful of those that do not want politics involved
> in FFmpeg. Its not the place for it.

software patents directly affect ffmpeg, should we ignore that?

I still have not seen an argument for why politics should not be
involved on ffmpeg. only some strawman argument about kittens on

> Do we add political statements about some internet-related happenings
> from other countries as well then? Why limit this to the US only? If
> we have one popup, we might as well have 5?

no one limited our website statements to US-only.	

There have only been two statements by ffmpeg on non-ffmpeg internet
items in the past 10+ years, looking at the news and archived news.


November 20, 2011
 FFmpeg supports the fight against American Internet censorship.

and then the widget we are discussing today.

I see some people complaining about so much politics, but two posts in
10 years ? that is what you are upset about ? 

please help me understand your problem with this.
Aside from these, which i think everyone is in agreement with.
1. popup ad is annoying , news entry would be better
2. no reason to have a popup page on the docs pages.

i'm not trying to be dismissive, i want to understand. please explain
the problem.

also no one has said why net neutrality is political at all. its a
technical problem, and ffmpeg is all about technical problems.

ssl heartbleed was a technical problem that was also posted to our news
page. i dont remember the vitriol about that ssl news post.


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