[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/developer: require transparency about sponshorships.
jamrial at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 17:19:51 EET 2019
On 1/13/2019 12:06 PM, Nicolas George wrote:
> James Almer (12019-01-13):
>> If no one challenges, then either no one looked at it, or everyone that
>> looked at it was fine with it. Where is the issue then?
> If nobody looked, how can we know there is no obvious security issue?
How is that related to sponsored work? If a patch was ignored, then the
extra line in the commit message would have been ignored as much as the
>> You're looking for a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
> Tell that to the people who have been insulted for raising valid
> objections on sponsored work.
>> Sponsored work has been disclosed before without any kind of guidelines.
> Not all of it.
And that is not going to change no matter how many lines with absurd and
unenforceable intrusive requirements you try to add to a file nobody
>> If you want something people will not NAK on sight, write one where you
>> require to double check who the copyright belongs to in case of
>> sponsorship to prevent wrong commit authorship, and to *suggest* stating
>> sponsorship status if the copyright ultimately belongs to the developer.
>> Drop any mention about remuneration disclosure if it was not public to
>> begin with, and then it can be discussed.
> Re-read the rationale in the proposed patch: copyright is only one of
And none of them change anything of what i said. You will not magically
generate new or better reviews for patches that otherwise would have not
The patch is unacceptable as is. Rewrite it into something closer to
what i mentioned above that encourages developers instead of disturb,
disgust and scare them away, and you'll be met with more amenability
from other developers in the project.
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