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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Fri Sep 13 03:38:25 CEST 2013

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:55:29AM +0200, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
> 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...

maybe "bounty" as keyword would work better than as ticket type
consider someone wants to send 5 pizzas to whoever fixes bug #123
the ticket would be of type defect (or could be a feature request

but if people prefer a ticket type i can add one, its not hard ...


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