[FFmpeg-devel] NGO Name and registration
Mon Dec 21 22:06:44 CET 2009
Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi everyone
> Most of you probably already know our problem, but iam starting a new thread
> to make sure this is not missed.
> The winning option of our vote: FFmedia (Foundation for Free Multimedia)
> is not possible to be choosen because we are unable to obtain the domain
> ffmedia.org. And moving forward with ffmedia without owning the matching
> domain would put our donators at risk of donating to the
> anonymous owner of ffmedia.org if he chooses to put a real looking duplicate
> of our page up.
> More precissely the situation is that emails to the address in whois of
> ffmedia.org are apparently not forwarded to the anonymous owner. So we
> cannot ask him if he would be willing to transfer the domain to us. Our
> only contact is domainsbyproxy who ask for 70$ to forward our question
> Ronald & I are unwilling to finance such "business" methods. Also i do
> not know who the anonymous owner is, not even if he is different from
> domainsbyproxy. But it is likely even if not certain that it is a domain
> squatter who would ask for a quite ridiculous price.
> Given these we are planning to move forward with the 2nd best in the vote:
> FFMTech (Foundation for Free Multimedia Technologies)
> It is only 1 vote behind the winning option and would win condoret & IRV
> if i change my vote alone.
> People have 48 hours to veto this in which case we will do another round
> of discussions, name+domain suggestions and vote.
> Also any valid veto must contain "i veto" or "i object" clearly,
> random ambigous flaming will not be interpreted as objection.
> Also ronald might extend that 48h period depending on when he can move
> forward with the NGO registration.
I have no objections in these matters. As long as the name is somewhat
relevant I'm fine (not saying the current is, just that to me the name
doesn't really matter).
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