[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Application to SPI as associated project

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Thu May 10 01:19:36 CEST 2012

On date Wednesday 2012-05-09 07:53:59 +0200, Clément Bœsch encoded:
> On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 12:10:13AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > The partecipation to SPI will not exclude the possibility to
> > partecipate to other umbrella organizations (e.g. VideoLAN) or having
> > an independent dedicated organization. Since SPI has already the
> > framework and the expertise for managing funds and providing related
> > services, being an SPI associated project seems to me like a good
> > idea.
> > 
> It looks like a good idea to me too. Do you know any other organization
> providing similar services for comparison?


Also there is VideoLAN. The point is that something is better than
nothing at all, and relying on a pre-existing organization with a
working framework should help to get started with donations and all.

Then we're free to leave at any point, especially if we see solutions
which suit us better.

Feel free to brainstorm on this, since this is a novel area for many
of us then the more we share about what the know the better it is.
> > I would like to hear from other developers and contributors what they
> > think, and if we reach an agreement we shall proceed with the
> > application.
> Did you ask a bit around the projects[1] if they are satisfied with this
> solution?

> How will this operate with FFmtech? Is it meant to replace it
> partially/completely/it's-not-related?

FFmtech has issues which had been discussed on this list, so I believe
it is better to rely on an alternative solution for the moment. Also
relying on an external organization should avoid too much overhead due
to bookkeping/consulting in the fiscal/legal area for which the
average FLOSS contributor has no special expertise.
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