[FFmpeg-devel] Sponsoring and generating money in general (IRC meeting follow-up)

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.de
Mon Jan 13 11:06:58 CET 2014

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM, Peter B. <pb at das-werkstatt.com> wrote:
> On 01/12/2014 08:49 PM, Andrey Utkin wrote:
>> Regarding spending ffmpeg foundation money. We can spend them for
>> advertising, to bring some shine to ffmpeg product name and to ensure
>> people that it is the most robust software in its category. This would
>> also result in other companies to proudly declare that they use
>> ffmpeg.
> This reminds me that I think it might be a good thing to have some way
> for companies to declare that they are using (and hopefully also
> supporting) ffmpeg.
> I found (and still find) it very hard to talk to "professionals" in the
> video domain about using and funding ffmpeg, without having official
> references of ffmpeg's use to refer them to. I know a few entities in
> the broadcasting/archiving business now who said that they're using (or
> even contributing code/money to) ffmpeg, but there's nothing to
> officially point to.
> There is (was?) a hall-of-shame. What if there was a hall-of-fame where
> ffmpeg could list "prestigous" users/contributers?
> This might help the "perceived quality/value" of ffmpeg. Unfortunately,
> most decision makers (who in the end decide how much money goes where)
> decide by "who else is using it?", since they are usually unable to
> judge technology by technical means.

+1 to everything

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