Ubuntu renaming FFmpeg to libav

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Thu Jun 2 19:37:03 UTC 2011

The Technical Board discussed this at today's regularly scheduled meeting,
whose minutes are available at

Here is the relevant excerpt:

 * The ffmpeg project has forked upstream into ffmpeg and libav

 * Ubuntu is currently shipping libav only, because the ffmpeg package
   maintainer chose to package this version

 * The consensus of the Technical Board at the meeting was to regard these
   as separate software projects, which implies:

  + The choice of what to package is rightfully made by the maintainer
    The Technical Board does not decide what software individual
    maintainers choose to package.

  + If another developer wished to package ffmpeg for Ubuntu, this would
    be welcome

  + If that were to happen, we would address any technical conflicts as
    they arose

I hope that this addresses your concern.  Let us know if you have any
further questions.

 - mdz

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