[FFmpeg-devel] yadif relicensing

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 22:52:49 CET 2013

On date Friday 2013-02-22 17:40:45 +0100, Robert Krüger encoded:
> Attached are the commit logs with some notes, that I took as the basis
> for this (I also looked into a few patches of people that are not in
> the list to be sure).
> Now I don't feel qualified with saying who gets what share of the
> money but it is quite obvious that by far the most work has been done
> by Michael and if you would ask me for a gut feeling, I would say 80%
> should go to him and 20% somewhere else. I'm not sure what the total
> now is in terms of money that was offered for relicensing yadif but as
> far as I remember it was 7000 offered to Michael by some company +
> 1500 from my company and I was contacted by someone else off-list who
> also told me they would be interested in contributing to this
> relicensing financially. I hope an agreement can be reached where
> Michael gets his share of the money and all other parties can agree to
> either splitting the rest up or having it donated for ffmpeg, although
> it will never be completely just. There are probably differences
> between the other contributions but saying who gets 50 or a hundred
> euro more than someone else, is beyond me.

Any solution is going to be unfair in a way or another, so I propose a
first possible draft solution. Michael could take the 80%, all the
other contributors an equal share of the remaining (and BTW I see more
contributors than the ones listed in the yadif log), which means a
quote around 100-150 EUR at most. Then we could manage to get an
explicit signed approval from all contributors. We could seek help
from SPI lawyers from the legal point of view.

> I hope this helps a bit. Let me know what else I can do to make this
> happen an please don't kill me for missing or misjudging anything. I
> did it to the best of my knowledge. Sorry that it took so long.
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