[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Bug Bounty

Vitor Sessak vitor1001
Sat Jan 30 01:09:16 CET 2010

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> As our foundation is apparently nearing fully functional status.
> Heres my first suggestion of what to do with some of the donations
> Dear gentelflamers may i present to you today my proposal of bug bounties,
> The idea behind it is to dispose of the many old bugs that dont seem to
> receive the attention they should.
> Suggested rules:
> * Only reproduceable bugs and reproduceable fixes are eligible
> * The fix must reach main ffmpeg svn (and not be reverted at the spot;)
>   that also implicates proper & clean fixes only
> * Duplicate bugs are not eligible, if a fix fixes 3 bugs only the highest
>   of the 3 bounties is payed.
> * The rules and bounties can be changed by the developers of ffmpeg through
>   a vote or by the project leader.
> * People must keep track of their own bounties and notify the treassurer
>   within 1 month of closing the respective bug.
> Suggested bountie:
> * IF      Bug older than 24 month: 40 Euro (there are 15 such bugs currently)
> * ELSE IF Bug older than 12 month: 20 Euro (there are 59 such bugs currently)
> * ELSE IF Bug older than  6 month: 10 Euro (there are 88 such bugs currently)
> If all these bugs where fixed this would coast the foundation 2660 Euro.
> In that sense it appears a nice thing, fix all bugs older than 6 month for 2k6

Even too nice, fixing 162 bugs for 2k6 EUR looks somewhat cheap. I'd 
suggest multiplying it by 2...


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