[FFmpeg-devel] Bounties?

Justin ffmpeg
Thu May 24 04:33:50 CEST 2007


I'm wondering if the ffmpeg development team supports the idea of 
soliciting bounties in order to encourage new features for ffmpeg.

I know that Google supports open source initiatives by sponsoring 
programmers to work with open-source teams, and I've benefited from 
their generosity.  I was wondering if anyone had considered expanding 
on that idea, and accepting donations in order to encourage 
development of specific features.

Is this something that the core team of developers has previously 
discussed and dismissed?  If not, is there a preferred method / 
website / scheme for supporting FFmpeg development in this fashion?

I'd like to see improvements in FFmpeg (like a "-f iPod" parameter 
which sets defaults to be iPod/AppleTV compatible) and would be happy 
to contribute financially to help make that happen, as I'm simply not 
skilled enough to contribute useful code to the project.


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