[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Bug bounties

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Thu Aug 28 11:50:37 CEST 2014

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 02:15:45AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:47:59PM +0200, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:16:12PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > > Hi all
> > > 
> > > I was thinking about if we should put an
> > > automatic 50 USD bounty on every bug thats open since more than
> > > 12 month on trac, and limited to the first 20 claims so its limited
> > > to 1000 USD max expenses for us (for now)
> > > (also limited to real unique bugs of course)
> > 
> > What about the votes instead of time?
> > 
> > https://trac.ffmpeg.org/report/11
> iam fine with any rating, no preferrance here but votes can be
> manipulated, time is alot harder though we shouldnt try to fix an
> issue where theres no issue. We could still switch to time when
> someone tries to manipulate the votes, if that ever happens ...

In that case, maybe we (any recent ff developer) could just discuss in a
committee which bugs should be rewarded (with the help of the votes or
not). If it's like 10-15 bugs/reward to decide per year, I think we can
handle that.

For instance, Stefano was willing to work again on DVD input but sponsored
would help here. I support that initiative since it's a blocker for
replacing mencoder.

In the same spirit, #2391 (VobSub support) is regularly requested. Nicolas
could probably work on it, but given how hellish this can be, I think it
might be a good idea to propose some remuneration as a motivator.

Anyway, this tends to look like a bit like what ffmtech propose... And as
you asked initially, this might not be compatible with SPI anyway.

Clément B.
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