[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Diego Biurrun diego
Wed Jan 26 13:48:29 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 10:40:29PM +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
> On 01/24/2011 08:33 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 05:07:42PM +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
> >> On 01/24/2011 04:45 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >>>
> >>> But then one of the developers on my side told me he has been offered money
> >>> to work for / join the new maintainers.
> >>> From where is that money?
> >>> from our foundation it seems
> >>>
> >>
> >> I'm not aware such events. Most likely not true. But how about we fund
> >> you to keep working on your fork? I'm sure there are areas where we can
> >> find an agreement for this to happen.
> > 
> > Thats an odd offer in this thread, but what amount are we talking about?
> Suggest a project to the foundation board and an amount that you think
> is reasonable for the task.

I would suggest refactoring the motion estimation code as a project,
it is old code that nobody dares touch.

The impenetrability of the motion estimation code has already hampered
development of the CAVS encoder in the past, likely other things as

Furthermore it slows down parallel builds by an insane amount.  If you
have a few cores available, compiling motion_est.c takes up more time
than all of the rest of libavcodec.  Thus all linking stages are
delayed and precious developer time wasted.


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