[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Some ideas for roundup

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Oct 9 13:19:52 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 01:15:28PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 11:52:10AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > here there are some ideas I have in mind since some time which I'd
> > like to apply to roundup soon or later.
> > 
> > * per-issue tagging
> >   This may be useful for categorizing the issues per type,
> >   e.g. licensing related issues, ffplay related issues, libavformat
> >   related issues, crash related isssues and so on.
> We have that and its called topic
> how did you miss it, its quite clearly vissible i thought?

Btw iam in favor of renaming it in the web interface to tag

> > * per-issue funding
> >   It should be possible for an user to fund the resolution of an
> >   issue. The money may be devolved to the fondation and re-imbursed to
> >   the donor if the issue is not fixed in some variable amount of
> >   time. The money may be assigned to the fixer and in part to the
> >   foundation (e.g. 80% to the fixer and 20% to the foundation).
> > 
> >   Here things may be tricky if we want to avoid conflicts amongst
> >   developers (e.g. two devs working at the same issue, or when it is
> >   not clear which is the "right" solution", also complex issues
> >   usually require much work which may be shared amongst several
> >   developers), so we have to consider if the cons prevail over the
> >   pros.
> > 
> >   (Another consideration is that bug-funding may lead to more bugs.)
> > 
> >   And to make more fun we should accept not only money but whatever
> >   the donor like (e.g. a postcard, a peluche, some HW, a box of
> >   special beer, potatoes, whatever but possibly not illegal.)
> we can add a funding topic to issues where there is funding if people want

s/topic/tag/ (for understandability)

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