[FFmpeg-devel] Bounties?

Justin ffmpeg
Thu May 24 20:57:16 CEST 2007

Well, there's been lots of good discussion about bounties (yay!), 
although it has (of course) led to more confusion than I would have 
hoped.  I suppose that's simply the result of having a community 
spread across the globe.

The low-end video iPod starts at $249USD.  But it's hard to give one 
person the reward when it really is a community effort.  Of course, 
moving money around the globe into various currencies is also an 
expensive proposition with bank surcharges and courier fees -- the 
banks might end up getting more than the contributors if we're not 

I agree with Piero, that setting up a trust might be the proper way 
to go about things, but really, I don't expect the volume of 
donations to make the time and effort worthwhile.

Would designating a single person as the recipient of the bounty (by 
vote / lottery / etc.) encourage the community to innovate, or cause 
unnecessary drama?


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