[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/developer: require transparency about sponshorships.
ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Sun Jan 13 11:38:39 EET 2019
On 12-01-2019 12:51 AM, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> To take a line from your post:
> Are you against privacy?
> Patches should generally be considered on their own merit. Any such
> information will only bias any discussions and result in more
One angle that I haven't seen brought up is legal encumbrance.
When someone submits a patch, it is implicit, unless stated otherwise,
that it is of their own initiative (and their own work), and thus they
are free to assign copyright. When work is performed for hire, the
copyright may belong to the employer. Such sponsored work cannot be
'donated' to the project unless the employer agrees to it - it is not
for the patch submitter to decide. In such a scenario, the project
should know who holds the copyright and under what terms are they
willing to submit a patch.
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