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

Tobias Rapp t.rapp at noa-archive.com
Tue Jan 15 09:46:33 EET 2019

On 14.01.2019 17:20, Nicolas George wrote:
> Tobias Rapp (12019-01-14):
>> Writing good code requires time. I don't see how being sponsored for
>> development should have a negative correlation (in general) to the time
>> invested on a specific topic/patch.
> Let us say somebody worked one day on a sponsored patch. They now have
> two choices:
> - spend another day refactoring the code, designing functions API so
>    that they can be shared with existing code;
> - submit as is and start working on a new patch for a new sponsorship.
> Which one will be more attractive?

I would assume that a sponsor's interest in sustainability is at least 
equal to the interest of somebody doing development in free time. At 
least I don't see an evident point why the interest should be different 
per se.

To me the more helpful discussion would be around how to resolve 
conflicts during code review and improve patch quality, rather than the 
influence of sponsorship.

Best regards,

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