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

Kyle Swanson k at ylo.ph
Fri Jan 11 21:15:01 EET 2019


On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
> 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".

Sorry, bad word choice.

> 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?

If someone sends a bad patch, we have no obligation to merge it.

> Regards,
> --
>   Nicolas George
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