[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] please vote for our NGO name

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Dec 15 18:06:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 06:03:08PM +0100, Vitor Sessak wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 09:52:26AM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
>>>> I'd also like to note an important point that you skipped: This
>>>> foundation is supposed to be for more than just FFmpeg. MPlayer will be
>>>> represented by it right away. In other words, most of these names are,
>>>> umm, not so good...
>>> I agree, but that's basically what the vote is about: what type of
>>> name do "we" prefer? (Have you voted yet? :-).)
>> I'm toying with the idea of abstaining from voting since I feel the
>> names suck so much :-/
>>> Right now, freemediatech (which we'd probably expand to "Free
>>> Multimedia Technology Foundation" on the black/white form) appears to
>>> be leading. I think it meets the "generic" criteria quite well.
>> We should vote about the real names, not something vaguely related.
> I disagree. We will have to live with all the following
> 1- The official name. Something looks nice in a check or in a court and  
> contains the word "foundation".
> 2- The name we will actually use when referring to it (for ex., in IRC  
> or ffmpeg-devel). Few chars, no spaces preferred. We can always fall  
> back to "our foundation" in the worst case. Should sound nice when  
> happyuser325 asks in #ffmpeg how he can make a donation.
> 3- The domain name.

So your parents should directly name you "Vit" because somebody might
call you that in the future?  Mike's official name is not Mike.  This
is about the official name.  You are free to refer to it as the
godforsaken cabal of babyeaters on IRC later...


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