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

Måns Rullgård mans
Tue Dec 15 18:26:10 CET 2009

Vitor Sessak <vitor1001 at gmail.com> writes:

> 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 ;)

Diego's official name is pretty much required to contain "Biurrun"...

M?ns Rullg?rd
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