[FFmpeg-user] What is a sponsor?

Nomis101 Nomis101 at web.de
Fri Mar 27 18:39:28 EET 2020

Am 26.03.20 um 20:41 schrieb Lou Logan:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020, at 11:16 AM, Nomis101 wrote:
>> In ticket 3595, I've learned, that a missing sponsor can hinder
>> bringing in patches to FFmpeg [1]. But I still quite don't understand
>> what a sponsor actually is. Because I don't want to spam the ticket
>> with my non-developer question, I thought it might be better to ask in
>> the mailinglist. What makes a sponsor so important to fix a ticket?
>> How to find a sponsor for a ticket? And, what people can become a
>> sponsor? Thanks.
>> [1] https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/3595#comment:15
> A sponsor is simply a person or organization willing to fund development
> of a feature or big fix that interests them. Anyone can be a sponsor.

Oh, cool. That means I could also be a sponsor. If you say, willing to fund development,
how much money are we talking about in general?

> A ticket does not need a sponsor, and the vast majority do not get
> sponsored, but it may provide the initiative or motivation for it to get
> implemented.
> We have no official, standard process for sponsorship, but you can
> mention that you are willing to be a sponsor in a comment in a bug
> report/feature request on the bug tracker. The rest is up to you and any
> interested developer(s).

Thanks, good to know!

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