Re: FFmpeg as SPI associated project

From: Robert Brockway <robert(at)spi-inc(dot)org>
To: SPI General List <spi-general(at)spi-inc(dot)org>, Stefano Sabatini <stefasab(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: FFmpeg as SPI associated project
Date: 2012-06-03 13:08:26
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On Fri, 1 Jun 2012, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:

> I think very few SPI associated projects have the ultimate decisionmaking
> authority in the hands of the rough consensus of a mailing list. Most have
> something more formal than that, which might explain why it's an uncommon
> issue. Or, yes, unthinking reuse of previous templates is another possible
> explanation. :-)

I actually expected the reference to the mailing list in the resolution to
be raised as a concern if anything was going to be.

I thought about this for a while and reviewed existing resolutions before
posting resolution 2012-05-25.rtb.1 . I noted that resolution (Arch Linux as associated project) places the ability to
appoint the project liaison in the hands of "a simple majority of existing
Arch Linux developers" if a sitting liaison does not appoint their own

I concluded that using a mailing list for this purpose is not such a large
departure from existing practice.

As noted in an earlier post, I was also aware that resolution
2004-08-10.iwj.1 (Associated Project Framework) allows SPI to act if a
project's internal organization or procedures are unclear or disputed.

Taking all of this in to account, I concluded I was happy to post the



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