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

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Fri Jan 11 21:05:04 EET 2019

Kyle Swanson (12019-01-11):
> Lots of people get paid to work on OSS. It's not a conspiracy, that's
> just the way it is. If someone gets paid to write a patch that does
> something useful, great. They got paid, and FFmpeg is better. If
> someone gets paid to write a patch that's no good, we just don't merge
> it. I don't see any reason FFmpeg should be concerned who is getting
> paid and how much.

I agree with that. Only you are suggesting a "conspiracy".

I am not suggesting we ban people from getting paid, I am not leading a
"witch hunt", I only advocate for transparency and honesty.

Are you against transparency and honesty?

On the other hand, I have observed in the past patches that were of poor
quality and suspected they were the result of sponsorships. I would like
to know. Would you not?


  Nicolas George
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