[FFmpeg-user] The Guild

Mark Filipak markfilipak.imdb at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 21:49:50 EET 2024

On 01/02/2024 14.41, Carl Zwanzig wrote:
> On 2/1/2024 11:26 AM, Mark Filipak wrote:
>> There needs to be an FFmpeg Guild and there needs to be an FFmpeg industry. You guys/gals need to 
>> make a living. How can we make that happen?
> Why does there need to be a "guild"?

Because FFmpeg developers need to make a living.

> If you want one, start one.

I'm not an FFmpeg developer.

>> Second, a cloud-based book that people buy. It would have to have a reader that people buy. The 
>> reader would read an encrypted cloud, would be read-only, would resist host 
>> probing/capture/screenshots, and would save _nothing_ locally.
> Again, why? (And of course a book would have a copyright, but that has little to do with how 
> distribution is licensed.)
> You do not seem to understand open-source projects at all.

The book and the reader and the private forum would have everything to do with FFmpeg but nothing to 
do with FFmpeg legally.

If FFmpeg is to continue to be free and open source, there needs to be a for-profit business 
attached to FFmpeg. I will contribute to the book for free. I will donate pages that I already have 
and will donate more. I'm retired. I already have a guaranteed income.


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