[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] Tag 2.2.3 : VLC media player 2.2.3 'WeatherWax'

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Apr 27 17:57:30 CEST 2016


On 26 Apr, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> are indirect economic interests, if only because it promotes VLC, VLC ports, 
> and/or LibVLC, and elevates VideoLabs´ standing within the community.

Indeed. Though Videolabs goals are to improve VLC, nothing else.
If we do other businesses, they will be split up from that.

> > What our clients ask for is mostly support and libVLC integration, and
> > it is extremely rare that this require changes in vlc.git (I have just
> > one client in mind).
> I suspect that this is sadly but unsurprisingly the usual fare for open-source 
> projects and service vendors. I am pretty sure that Lennart Poettering is not 
> realizing a lot of contracts for Red Hat.

I do not disagree.
We are in the weird position with VLC, because there are no open source
B2C working business models, AFAIK.

> > Moreover, I already propose to pay for those code reviews, which are
> > appreciated (even if tough, sometimes).
> I know. At this point, it is entirely my own problem by my own fault.
> For the most part I have been too lazy to sort that out on my side. But I also 
> do not trust my own self to keep my code reviews fair and proper if I get paid 
> by the reviewee. And while I know this is a very imperfect metric, the last 12 

Ok. the offer still stands.

> months commits by affiliation (derived from Ohloh) look like this:
> VideoLabs	59%	(2485)
> Remlab		24%	(1017)
> David F.		 3.4%	(144)
> Petri H.		 1.7%	(73)
> Mozilla		 1.6%	(71)
> Hannes D.	 1.2%	(51)
> Amino		 0.8%	(35)

Please note that Petri was partially contracted by us for some of those

> And that does not even account for mobile ports, web plug-ins and language 
> bindings.

Indeed. Here, the shares are way higher for Videolabs, in those

I have no solution. But without this, a few of us wouldn't contribute

With my kindest regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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