[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/developer: require transparency about sponshorships.

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 20:37:59 EET 2019

On 11/01/2019 18:21, Nicolas George wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Nicolas George <george at nsup.org>
> ---
>  doc/developer.texi | 10 ++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

Rather than repeat myself, I'll refer to my previous mails:

    * http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2019-January/238740.html
    * http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2019-January/238743.html

I utterly and absolutely think no good will come from such a policy. It's
divisive, exclusionary, inflamatory, witch-hunt-y, and privacy invading,
among other things.

I'm speechless. Words cannot describe how terrible I think such a policy is
for current and future contributors, and I am of the opinion that adopting
such a policy would see any work sent to FFmpeg by anyone involved in a
company, which I may add, is a lot, utterly dry up.

I've not much more to say on the matter, and I will not engage in flame
wars after.

- Derek

(P.S. Just how do you intend to enforce this? How do you prove/disprove someone
 has been paid in some form, directly, or indiectly? Do you just accuse them on
 the list?)

(P.P.S. I am aware my opinions hold little clout here nowadays, so take my response
 as you will.)

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