manchicken announces a Free software bounty!
Price: I can currently put up $20 for this. If anybody is interested in helping fund this bounty, please contact me at manchicken (at) members.fsf.org.
Synopsis: This is a bounty for a program that will convert videos from YouTube and other popular flash video sites to a non-encrypted video codec with a Free software implementation. Check the specifications below for more information.
- The program must integrate seemlessly with at least one major GUI web browser distributed with a Free software license (preferably Konqueror or Firefox/IceWeasel)
- The program must be turned in licensed under the GPL version 2 or later (the or later is required)
- The program must come with a stand-alone executable as well as the browser integration, so that further integration may be possible
- The program must depend on absolutely no proprietary software
- From inside the browser, the integration layer must provide an intuitive interface that will convert a selected flash object into an AVI or other non-encrypted video with a Free software codec that is legal to install in the United States
- The program must be compatible with flash version 7 or higer (higher is better) without requiring any proprietary software
- The program must be reasonably stable, as determined by all representatives of all funding parties
- The program must be programmed in a language with that has GPLv2+ compatible runtimes and build environments
- The program would hopefully function on multiple Free software operating systems, but must function on a GNU operating system running a Linux kernel
- The stand-alone program must take two arguments: the URL and the output file
A Free software license in this specification refers to a software license recognized as a Free license by the Free Software Foundation. You may find this list by clicking here.
Terms of Acceptance:
- The program must be subjected to no fewer than 2 review processes where all interested funding parties are present or represented
- The program must be subjected to at least one comprehensive code review where all interested funding parties are present or represented
- The program must be documented to the satisfaction of the funding parties
- There is no expiration date for this bounty, but the bounty must be claimed within 60 days of the initial release of the program.
- This bounty does expire when a program implementing more than half of the functional specifications has been released for 60 days
- This bounty shall be paid in United States Dollars, and the recipient is liable taxes, etc.
To claim this bounty, email manchicken (at) members.fsf.org.