I think for a lot of people the money is not just a way to justify
> One thing I'd like to add on to my last reply:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:56 PM, natan yellin <aantny gmail com
>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Thomas H.P. Andersen <phomes gmail com
>>> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org
>>> > On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 12:27 +0300, natan yellin wrote:
>>> >> 1. Host an annual developer awards contest. Apple does it, and there's
>>> >> really no reason why we shouldn't as well. The system would have to be
>>> >> adapted a bit, but it _is_ doable. Like it or not, shiny prizes and
>>> >> recognition help attract developers.
>>> > this sounds good to me, if the Foundation has money, we could have
>>> > every
>>> > year a contest for the "coolest GNOME project of the year". GSoC gets
>>> > us
>>> > new developers mainly because of the prizes, so it is a good idea I
>>> > think to have something similar
>>> I don't think money has to be involved at all. Recognition is all that
>>> matters. I remember seeing a talk by Leslie Hawthorn where she said
>>> that what the students in google's soc primarily cared about was the
>>> t-shirt. The money was just a nice extra.
> The money is also a way for people to justify their effort. Even if they
> care about the t-shirt more, they wont spend their time trying to get it.