[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Donations & hw for FFmpeg developers

Thilo Borgmann thilo.borgmann at mail.de
Wed Sep 11 11:55:29 CEST 2013

Am 11.09.13 11:50, schrieb Thilo Borgmann:
>> Are there any FFmpeg developers who need faster hardware for their
>> work on FFmpeg ?
>> If there are, i think we should make a list of who needs what.
>> Then people and companies could donate either hw or money to that
>> developer directly or over SPI for that hw.
>> And there are many companies who would benefit from developers being
>> able to work more efficiently and faster ...
>> Also faster hw would mean fate tests run faster and developers would
>> less often skip them which would translate into fewer breakages in
>> git.
>> bisecting regressions would proportionally speed up with faster hw
>> and so on ...
> I would propose to add a new ticket type like "sponsoring request" or similar to
> Trac. Then create a new report for these tickets and have a direct link to that
> report on the webpage.
> Tickets can give a better description of what to expect from the view of a
> potential sponsor than a plain table entry. Also, amongst further advantages,
> they are easier to maintain than a list directly on the webpage, for example.
> Btw there has also been a question during the VDD of how to help us besides
> directly giving money - e.g. by using a companies hardware infrastructure,
> making specs accessible etc. Next to that such needs could also be reflected by
> a ticket, we might continue that discussion started during VDD here.

And while thinking about it, the other way around by adding a "bounty"-like
ticket type could be of use for companies to announce sponsored feature requests
instead of writing to the few developers at the consulting page...


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