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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Dec 18 22:11:48 CET 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:23:15AM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi all,
> we can't agree on a name for our fancy new non-profit org, so we want
> YOU to help us choose a name. Voting is open to all developers /
> contributors with an SVN account at svn.ffmpeg.org.
> You can choose between the following names:
> * Free Multimedia Tech / freemediatech.org
> * FFMTech (Foundation for Free Multimedia Technologies)
> * FFmedia (Foundation for Free MultimEDIA)
> * OMF (Open Multimedia Foundation)
> * FFm.org (Foundation for Free Multimedia)
> * FFmpeg Foundation
> * FFMF (Fast Forward Multimedia Foundation)

Heres my vote

1. FFmedia (Foundation for Free Multimedia)
2. FFm.org (Foundation for Free Multimedia)
3. FFmpeg Foundation
4. Free Multimedia Tech / freemediatech.org

if anyone is curious why i vote in this order, i think that:

OMF sucks because of "open" isnt the semantic correct meaning for us

"fast forward" is meaningless for everyone except ~50 people on this planet
who associate it with ffmpeg

FFMTech (Foundation for Free Multimedia Technologies) is too long, i am
a lazy person and i dont want to write or have to say this. Besides i
also feel its too complex and goes in too much detail.
also about the MM tech. vs MM i think free multimedia implicates free
multimedia technology and is perfectly fine as name, we can clarify this
in some kind of about/descriptionn if people feel the need.
But the name really should be kept short and FFMTech is the longest of
all options ...
It looks like FFMTech is winning currently though but its narrow

FFmpeg Foundation isnt bad but it doesnt say that much to the average
person of what the goals of the foundation are, well not everyone knows
what ffmpeg is, but at least it is short and simple :)

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