Re: bounties?

On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 01:56 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak">
> > Did the foundation come out against bounties on principal, or has the idea
> > just not gone anywhere?
> Given that you've read previous threads here, I'll just briefly summarise
> where I think we stand with regards to bounties:
> We've had some success and some failures, but ultimately it required quite a
> lot of infrastructure and time to get it right, but hadn't really delivered
> on expectations. There are also ongoing concerns about how the introduction
> of financial incentives will affect volunteer motivation.

IIRC some maintainers were also uncomfortable about how to divide up the
bounty when the solution turned out to be a cherry pick from multiple
contributors' code. (Especially if the maintainer then had to do
significant work to tie the bits together-- shouldn't they then get to
keep a bit of the money?!)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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