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

Kieran Kunhya kierank at obe.tv
Wed Jan 15 16:38:43 CET 2014

> I was hoping that using a platform like bountysource would help here
> but I haven't really done any research yet, what the actual legal
> situation is. I contacted them to find out.

I handled the finances for the VLC project's kickstarter last year.
All the crowdsourcing platforms avoid making a call on VAT.
I played it safe and treated the crowdsourced funding as a "sale" and
paid the VAT. The cross border stuff was also rather complex.

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