[FFmpeg-devel] to hijack or not to hijack (was: [PATCH] source snapshots back in action since a long time)

Ivan Kalvachev ikalvachev
Wed Mar 2 20:20:17 CET 2011

On 3/2/11, Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:45:29 +0100
> Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> wrote:
>>   Hijacking the project server seems more provocative to me. I think
>> this also could have been known in advance.
> I'd like to correct here a few things.
> 1) Most of the infrastructure FFmpeg uses is owned and is paid by either
> Luca, Mans, my brother or me. How can someone hijack something he owns?

I would like to hear every detail for that infrastructure, especially
the one concerning mphq. What does it include, how much was paid and
everything else.

I would like to remind the newcomers that the server was paid in full
by anonymous firm (that we recently successfully ventured/sued for
copyright infringement). The other money collected by individual
donations were preserved to cover "operational" costs. These money
alone were enough for buying the server and if I remember correctly
most of them are still not spent (and all spending could be accounted)

And on a side note, while we are talking about donations:
I'd like to know where the money from mplayer homepage donation link
(the flattr one) are going and how are they been spent.
As Attilla  said "MPlayer cannot own anything legally".

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