[MPlayer-dev-eng] New policy proposal
michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Mar 5 00:26:07 CET 2007
On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 11:54:29PM +0100, Guillaume Poirier wrote:
> Le 2 mars 07 à 16:06, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> >As all developers should already know ive added a
> >to svn DOCS/tech
> I've read it all.
> >* a formal voting procedure
> That's the part that I found quite unclear. I probably should go
> over it later to clear it up, maybe.
yes, please do, its very important that the policy is clear as we have
> >* a rule which requires passwords to be sent encrypted with gpg
> > if both parties know gpg
> >* formal warning and and account suspension policy
> >* new developers should be asked for email adresseS and phone number
> > which of course are optional but pretty usefull to contact them
> > if the need arises like in case of copyright/license questions
> Should they be made public?
no, of course not ...
> In the extreme case of a company wanting
> to suie all devs, wouldn't it make its job a lot easier?
i dont know, to sue they first need to file a lawsuit in the country where
the dev lives, and that court will have no difficulty finding the dev in case
the suit is accepted in general, alot more precautions are needed if someone
wants to stay anonymous
also a court knowing we have someones phone number could force us to give
> I think it should be kept "somewhat" private, i.e. kept to the
> discretion of the pool of devs.
yes, a simple method to do this would be to recommand that every developer
gives his phone number to 2 random developers of his choice and if the need
arises to contact him then a simple mail on dev eng with "whoever has foobars
number provide it to the project leader or call foobar and ask if he is ok
with relicensing under the XYZPL)
this would make it difficult for a court to force us to give it out as most
of us dont have it and neither have any idea who has it or even if anyone does
> >please read it and provide suggestions for improvements
> >especially suggestions to clarify it are welcome
> As I said, voting procedure could use some help.
> There's also a couple of typos I noticed along the way that I should
yes, please fix typos and such directly, no need to send a patch ...
> Nice job Michael.
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