[vlc-devel] [FFmpeg-devel] libswresample vs. libavresample

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sat Apr 28 15:52:36 CEST 2012

CCing vlc to make sure the correction about FFmtechs tax exemption
status reaches all who read the incorrect statement.

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 01:24:59PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Thursday 2012-04-26 03:56:41 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> [...]
> > (1) FFMTECH is the foundation that was founded to collect donations for
> > ffmpeg several years ago. After the fork FFMTECH due to a 1 head
> > majority of libav developers stoped supporting ffmpeg in any way and
> > since the fork has targetet 100% of their resources toward supporting
> > libav. Due to this they lost the right to collect donations in the name
> > of ffmpeg.
> This is somehow subjective, and I'm not saying this has not issues as
> FFmpeg has small control on how Libav is doing development, but
> changes in Libav are still merged in FFmpeg so in a way that *is*
> contributing to FFmpeg.

Do you suggest its ok to collect money in some projects name without
that projects approval and use it again without that projects approval
as long as it ends up benefiting sometimes ?

I dont think thats ok, and i dont think you consider that ok either...

> > The IRS has also rejected their tax exemption recently,
> That's not true, FFmtech tax-exemption application to IRS is still
> pending and we had no official comunication of approval/rejection yet.

After reviewing the information i have, it seems i must appologize
about this, as my statement indeed was incorrect, it appears i somehow
The correct statement would have been:
AFAIK, FFmtechs tax exemption application is
pending since almost* 2 years and likely will be rejected because it is
not in line with the current IRS policy for tax exempts. That is based
on what ive been told ...

*almost 2 years at the time when i received the information.
Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the
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