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

Vitor Sessak vitor1001
Tue Dec 15 18:17:41 CET 2009

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> 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.

Bad analogy. Imagine if your official name had to contain "foundation" 
as a substring ;)


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