FFmpeg turmoil

“A group of FFmpeg developers has announced that the project has
a new set of maintainers – news which came as a surprise to
existing maintainer Michael Niedermayer. Developer Diego Biurrun
has posted an explanation of how the coup came to be, but it’s
clear that not everybody is satisfied. “The discontent reached the
point where a fork was being contemplated and then planned, but it
turned out that the momentum had soared way past critical mass and
turned into a tidal wave of revolution. The focus moved from
forking to avoiding a fork if possible. Since git was being set up
on videolan.org, setting up an alternative git tree on mphq was the
natural choice. With development moving to videolan.org and such a
large group of developers already part of the revolution keeping
the infrastructure was the logical consequence.”

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