[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Jason Garrett-Glaser jason
Thu Jan 27 05:13:43 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Jason Garrett-Glaser <jason at x264.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Stefano Sabatini
>>> <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> wrote:
>>>> On date Monday 2011-01-24 20:33:41 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 05:07:42PM +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
>>>>> > On 01/24/2011 04:45 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>> > > Hi
>>>>> > >
>>>>> > > 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?
>>>> BTW I believe one of the main objectives of the foundation should be
>>>> to raise funds for sponsoring the main contributors of FFmpeg for
>>>> working on it without the need of other incomes, and Michael was and
>>>> is by far the most fundamental contributor to the project (even after
>>>> the "restructuring").
>>>> I hope this will be possible in the future, still waiting for the
>>>> foundation thing to be set up.
>>> They are set up, we have money and are funding Justin right now. Come
>>> with fantastic ideas for projects and people to work on them and we'll
>>> fund more (as long as there's money of course).
>>> Ronald
>> How about we get some money to "encourage' irock's work on 10-bit
>> H.264 decoding?
> I'm all for this. How much would be useful / proper for this? Are
> there companies interested in funding this, that we (I) can contact to
> back us up? (Foundation can pay for it itself, but it's even better if
> we can get companies to fund the foundation to fund him.) Once we know
> this, I can bring it up with the board.

I talked with Oskar and he seems to be bottlenecked now by time, not
money.  So I wonder how useful it would be...


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