[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Google Summer of Code 2012

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Wed Feb 1 18:47:40 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 11:32:06AM +0100, Benjamin Larsson wrote:
> >Id like to see the libav vs ffmpeg relation clarified in the document
> >the names suggest to the average reader a relation that is different
> >from what it actually is.
> Either edit it yourself or post how you would like to have it clarified.

The page says this:
(At this point, you're probably wondering why there are 2 IRC channels and 2 mailinglists. Ask your mentor, it'll make for a good first conversation topic.) 

It should say something like:

Libav is a fork of the FFmpeg project. Both projects seperately
maintain the various parts of the codebase like libavcodec and
libavformat. If you have questions feel free to start a
disscussion on an open mailing list like ffmpeg-devel.

"Note that the self-selected mentor needs to have considerable standing in the community to be eligible for mentoring. "

should be replaced by:

Note that the self-selected mentor needs to have sufficient technical
knowledge for the task he wishes to mentor, there is no need for him
to be a member of the libav/ffmpeg community.

"Likewise, if you choose to define your own Summer of Code project, some community members of considerable standing need to vouch for your project."

should be droped.
There is no such politics in FFmpeg.

similarly "work ethics" must be droped. Whatever is meant by it it
sounds creepy

And last but not least, It should go without saying but if you want
FFmpeg and libav have a joint GSOC, the technical discussions must stay
on public mailing lists and IRC channels from which no ffmpeg developer
is baned. (this is not the case in the current design described on the
wiki page).

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Breaking DRM is a little like attempting to break through a door even
though the window is wide open and the only thing in the house is a bunch
of things you dont want and which you would get tomorrow for free anyway
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