We are deeply grateful to our sponsors, especially Netflix, and the driving forces of Télécom Paris and Motion Spell, for their unwavering support. 

At the heart of the GPAC Multimedia Open Source project lies a mission to champion, safeguard and propel the growth of the GPAC community. 

We are committed to supporting and growing a diverse, global community of GPAC developers. Our vision extends beyond the present, aiming to educate and mentor the upcoming generation of developers, instilling in them competence, ethical values and a commitment to excellence.

Hosted by Télécom Paris, GPAC operates as a voluntary association. Our non-profit status is a testament to our dedication to serving the community for over 20 years. 

To date, the GPAC code base has had 240 person-years dedicated to its development, resulting in about 1 million lines of code. The development cost of GPAC, as assessed using the COCOMO II reference model, is well above $12 million. 

Open source is and has always been the optimal method for software development due to its ability to accelerate feedback, foster adoption, and enhance reliability. Sponsors can significantly benefit from GPAC’s solutions, achieving their objectives at a fraction of their typical expenditure. 

Despite being a compact organization, our efficient utilization of resources has led to worldwide recognition. Our aspiration is to transition our devoted volunteers into compensated maintainers, ensuring they are rewarded for their invaluable contributions.

Why Sponsor GPAC?

GPAC’s early implementation of standards acted as an industry accelerator for commercial deployments. Sponsoring GPAC is more than a financial gesture; it’s an investment in the future of open-source software and supports an independent effort in standardization, with proven results. 

Your sponsorship:

  • Supports Critical Infrastructure: You’re directly aiding the GPAC community, covering maintenance costs essential for the broader open-source ecosystem.
  • Enhances Credibility & Visibility: Your backing lends GPAC increased recognition and validation.
  • Facilitates Collaboration: Sponsorship can pave the way for collaborative ventures, positioning GPAC as a key player.
  • Engages the Community: Foster community interaction through events, workshops, and networking opportunities.
  • Support an independent effort in standardization, with proven results.

Sponsorship Benefits

Supporting GPAC is straightforward and is handled by long-time contributor and one of the principal architects of GPAC, Romain Bouqueau, who also handles commercial licensing of GPAC, through Motion Spell.

As a sponsor, we will customize benefits tailored to your needs:

  • Customized Packages: From communications and visibility to training and expert consulting, our sponsorship activations are designed to cater to diverse requirements.
  • Community Engagement: Engage with our vibrant community, participate in events, and network with like-minded individuals.
  • Recognition: Regular acknowledgments on our website, newsletters, and events, celebrating your invaluable support.
  • Impact Metrics: Receive regular updates showcasing the tangible impact of your sponsorship, including milestones, adoption rates, and community engagement statistics.

By sponsoring GPAC, you’re not just supporting a project; you’re championing a vision of innovation and ensuring the future of the GPAC open-source software.

Join us in making this vision a reality. For bespoke sponsorship packages and further details, reach out to Romain Bouqueau at Motion Spell.