[FFmpeg-devel] FFmtech foundation meeting call

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Mar 21 11:48:59 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 11:22:40PM -0400, compn wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:55:21 +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
> >Criteria for vote eligibility in the upcoming FFmtech board election:
> >* I suggest that persons that have contributed/supported significantly
> >to FFmpeg in the last 12 months code-wise and project management-wise
> >are eligible to vote.
> it makes sense that the people who have copyright in the code are
> eligible to vote in the foundation made from said copyright profits.
> excluding them would be ill advised.

I agree but there was very strong resistance from directors againt letting
people who have not contributed significantly in the last 12month have a say
in things.
I opposed this in private mail to ben already prior to teh meeting but without
much luck

> in an unrelated note. it has come to my attention that Martin Storsjo
> was motivated to fix an amr problem. lured by a sponsorship of the
> bug , he spent 4 hours tracking it down. but now that sponsor has
> dissapeared. i would like to ask ffmtech to compensate him if his
> sponsor does not. i think it would help keep motivation up, at least
> making 'all that work' not so worthless. sorry i dont have the bug
> report or patch links atm. this is my idea and martin sounds
> reluctant to ask himself.

I support that the foundation covers the cost, we also can put such sponsors
up on shame to avoid such problems from reoccuring 

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