[Re: [icecast] icecast2 ??]

Aaron Gaudio prothonotar at tarnation.dyndns.org
Mon Dec 30 15:59:31 UTC 2002

Behold, gtgbr at gmx.net hath decreed:
> http://www.xiph.org/about.html

Note also the paragraph at http://www.xiph.org/ :

"Xiph.Org Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to protecting the
foundations of Internet multimedia from control by private interests. Our
purpose is to support and develop free, open protocols and software to serve
the public, developer and business markets."

Well, wrt the icecast project (version 1,2 or N), if Xiph.Org is truly 
interested in supporting and development of "free, open protocols and software
to serve the public, developer and business markets", then they better 
clean up the icecast.org webpage to have some recent info, stop calling
icecast1 obsolete when icecast2 is not yet released (not counting alpha
releases)- even if no one is actively working on it- and stop taking an
extremely condescending view upon all those who dare offer up criticism.

*If*, however, those in charge of the icecast project aren't really interested
in those things, then perhaps they should either (a) not be a part of Xiph.Org
or (b) get Xiph.Org to change their mission statement. I doubt that's the case,
my guess is there is just a few developers who want to work on icecast2, and
don't want to be bothered with other details, which is why projects like this
have maintainers who aren't necessarily the core developers, but rather
oversee the project from all angles including development, bug-tracking, 
web-presence, media, etc. Is this what is missing? Will somebody admit to it?


prothonotar at tarnation.dyndns.org
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                           - Jonathan Nolan, /Momento Mori/

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