[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Jan 31 14:39:44 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 04:45:05PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> I really wanted to leave, resign and be rid of this retarded political piss game
> 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
> If you donated to them be happy about how it gets used now.
> Can they do that at all? I guess with the no votes please and no
> public scrutiny rule it might have worked out had he accepted instead of telling
> others.
> As a director of the foundation i feel ashamed for using donations in an
> attempt to pull developers on one or the other side of the fork. Noone
> donated for that.
> And its not even a week since the new maintainers gained power by that
> illegitimate takeover
> This makes it really hard for me to resign, i really am alergic to such
> corruption, not to mention this whole thing slowly drifts from morally
> wrong to legally wrong

Id like to apologize to have jumped to conclusions before having seen the
mail. And then writing this in quite stressed mood caused by the takeover
made it come out in a way i had not intended at all.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not
approve, and what they approve I do not know. -- Epicurus
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