[FFmpeg-devel] donations

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Nov 5 16:07:24 CET 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:37:49AM +0100, Robert Krüger wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Peter B. <pb at das-werkstatt.com> wrote:
> > On 10/27/2012 04:20 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> >> Don Moir <donmoir <at> comcast.net> writes:
> >>
> >>> SPI looks like a generalized place to make donations
> >>> for Software in the Public Interest.
> >>>
> >>> I only looked briefly, but how do you make a donation
> >>> to just the ffmpeg group rather than generalized ?
> >> A 100% certain way is to look at http://ffmpeg.org/donations.html
> >> (even briefly) and follow the "Click&Pledge" link.
> >>
> > I would be interested in a way which is suitable for companies to pay
> > donations to FFmpeg.
> > Here in Austria, you need a legal entity which is registered somewhere
> > somehow in order to be able to donate to that entity as a company.
> >
> > The SPI dontains page [1] makes it sounds like there is way to transfer
> > money to an account, unless using US-dollar checkes or money order.
> >
> > What would be the preferred and legally correct way of donating money as
> > an Austrian company to FFmpeg?
> >
> I'm not sure if that helps you in Austria but as far as my research
> has shown, using the ffis (http://www.ffis.de/) to make donations to
> SPI at least seems to work for german companies (work in terms of tax
> deductability and simple money transfer). Since Austria and Germany
> are sometimes not so different legally, it might work for you too but
> you would have to verify this.

If someone tries this, please document it and if appropriate send
a patch to update/improve our donations page


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