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<?php
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   $title = "VideoLAN - Contribute to the project";
   $lang = "en";
   $date = "24 July 2002";
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   $menu = array( "home", "contribute" );
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   require($_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"]."/include/header.php3");
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<h1> How to contribute to VideoLAN </h1>
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<h2>Contribute time</h2>
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<p> If you have time and programming skills, you                        
can help us develop the software. Read the <a                           
href="http://developers.videolan.org/">developer documentations</a>,    
subscribe to the <a href="/support/lists.html">mailing-lists</a>, have  
a look at the <a href="http://bugzilla.videolan.org/">bug-tracking      
system</a>, join the <a href="/support/">IRC channel</a> and start to   
code! Send your code to the developer mailing-lists under the form of   
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patches for the current <a href="http://developers.videolan.org/svn.html">
Version Controlled Sources</a>. If you often make good contributions, the  
VideoLAN team will give you a <a href="http://developers.videolan.org/svn.html">
Subversion</a> write account. </p>                   
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<p> If you have time but no programming skills, you can help with the   
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documentation, the translation of the VLC interface and the VideoLAN    
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documentation, the packaging, the tests before the releases, answer the 
questions in the user mailing-lists if you can, etc... </p>             
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<h2>Contribute materials</h2>
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<p> Your particular DVD does not work with VLC or VLS? VLC does not like your
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VCD or SVCD? You have a satellite card or an MPEG encoding card that is not
supported by VideoLAN? </p>
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<p> You can donate it to the developers at the École Centrale and it may
motivate them to work on your suggestion! In any case, you do not have any
warranty that your wish will be taken into account. </p>
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<p> If you want to donate materials, please write to <a
href="mailto:videolan@videolan.org">videolan@videolan.org</a> so that we can
tell you if we are interested and give you our snail-mail address. </p>
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<h2><a name="money"></a>Donate money</h2>
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<h3>Special project : Fund a Mac G5</h3>

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<p><b>Update:</b> We have <a href="http://www.videolan.org/#NEWS5">raised</a> the money for the G5.
Thanks everyone for your help. We are now looking at various suppliers and G5 configurations, 
to see what suits our needs best for the least amount of money.
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Status bar : <img src="/images/green-pix.png" style="border: 0px;
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padding: 0px; margin:0px" height="10px" width="160px" alt="ok" /><img
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src="/images/red-pix.png" style="border: 0px; padding: 0px; margin:0px"
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height="10px" width="0px" alt="not ok" /> (green is what is already
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available, red is what we still need in order to buy the G5)</p>
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<h3>What is the legal structure of VideoLAN?</h3>
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<p> VideoLAN is a project of the association <a
href="http://www.via.ecp.fr/">Centrale Réseaux</a>, which is a French
non-profit organisation based at the <a href="http://www.ecp.fr/">École
Centrale Paris</a>. VideoLAN has its own bank account and is responsible of
its finance in front of the <a href="http://www.via.ecp.fr/via/ca.html">board
of Centrale Réseaux</a>. </p>
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<h3>What are the financial needs of VideoLAN?</h3>
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<ul>

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<li>Buy hardware for developing and testing purposes (servers,
satellite cards and antenna, MPEG encoding cards,...)</li>
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<li>Buy documentation and specifications (MPEG specifications,...)</li>
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<li>Promote the project by organising or participating in events (Linux
Expo Paris, Annual presentation Day,...)</li>

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<h3>Who funds VideoLAN?</h3>
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<ul>

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<li>the <a href="http://www.via.ecp.fr/">Centrale Réseaux</a> association,</li>
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<li>the <a href="http://www.ecp.fr/">École Centrale Paris</a> and its <a
href="http://www.msio.ecp.fr/">SIO Master</a> (Open Information Systems).</li>
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<li>you, with your donations!</li>
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</ul>
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<a name="paypal">
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<h3>Donate to VideoLAN via PayPal</h3>
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<p> You can donate money to the project through VideoLAN's <a
href="http://www.paypal.com/">PayPal</a> account. The money collected is
regularly transferred to VideoLAN's bank account. There is no minimal amount
for your donation. </p>
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<p> If you click on one of the buttons below, you will be taken the secure
PayPal Web site. Enter the amount of the donation you want to make. </p>
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<li>If you are not already a PayPal member, you will be asked to enter  
your name, your Credit Card number (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, 
Discover), your address, your e-mail and a password for your PayPal     
account.</li>                                                           
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<li>If you already have a PayPal account, go to the section for those   
who already have a PayPal account (clic on <i>Login Now</i>): you will 
then be prompted for you PayPal login and password. You will eventually 
be able to transfer money to VideoLAN's PayPal account.</li>            
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</ul>

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<table border="1">

<tr>
<td align="center"><b>US Dollars</b></td>
<td align="center"><b>Euros</b></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td>
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<p>
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" />
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="treasurer@videolan.org" />
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Development and communication of VideoLAN" />
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<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="0" />
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<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD" />
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0" />
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/images/x-click-but21.gif" name="submit" alt="Donate money to VideoLAN via PayPal" />
</p>
</form>
</td>

<td>
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<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<p>
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" />
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="treasurer@videolan.org" />
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Development and communication of VideoLAN" />
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<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="EUR" />
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0" />
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<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/images/x-click-but21.gif" name="submit" alt="Donate money to VideoLAN via PayPal" />
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</td>
</tr>

</table>
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<p> If you encounter problems or if you have questions, you
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can write to VideoLAN's Treasurer, Pierre-Antoine Rappenne (<a
href="mailto:treasurer -AT- videolan -DOT- org">treasurer -AT- videolan -DOT- org</a>). </p>
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<h3>Remember VideoLAN is free software...</h3>
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<p> VideoLAN software is released under the <a
href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General Public Licence</a>,
and can be used and distributed freely, according to the terms of this
licence. There is absolutely no requirement to donate money (this is not
shareware software). But if you want to help us move faster, we welcome
donations. </p>
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<h3>Contributors</h3>

<p>We would like to thank all the people who supported the VideoLAN project 
through their remaks, bug reports or donations. We're particulerly gratefull 
to the following people whose contributions made some important projects 
possible. The <a href="/partners.html">partners</a> page also lists some 
compagnies and institutions who helped VideoLAN.</p>

<ul>
  <li>The french website <strong>MacBidouille</strong> gave 500 
euros to help us buy a PowerMac G5</li> 
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  <li>The french magazine <strong>à vos MAC</strong> gave 500 euros to 
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help us buy a PowerMac G5</li>
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