[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Diego Biurrun diego
Wed Jan 26 18:47:54 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:46:51AM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > ronald gave his ok yesterday on IRC, sorry for the delay, heres the mail:
> [..]
> > of affairs. We do want all developers to stay around and keep
> > contributing. We do appreciate all your work. As an example, Diego and
> > Benjamin have brought up that they would like the foundation to
> > financially compensate you and Diego for your work on license
> > compliance (which we would eventually charge back to the offenders).
> I think the part that the accusation relates to is this part. I just
> want to make it clear that the timing of expressing this idea might be
> poorly chosen, but this idea is not new. It has been discussed between
> board members, including Michael, many times before. I was attempting
> to make a point that we appreciate contributor's time and efforts, and
> do not want to kick them out of the project or prevent them from
> contributing.


I'd also like to add that I have talked about this idea with many board
members at conferences and similar events.   This includes Carl Eugen,
Benjamin and Mans at LinuxTag, Michael when we met in Vienna and IIRC
the topic has been mentioned on ffmpeg-legal already.  I'm surprised
this old piece of news is able to surprise anybody...


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