Re: bounties?

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 08:02 -0200, Tristan Van Berkom wrote:
> Interesting way of putting it, we wouldnt ever want patches to be rushed
> in because of cash incentives, this is indeed risky - on the other hand I dont
> see why there shouldnt be some external distributed firm of developers
> working on a bounty system that is only remotely related to gnome (and
> why not X, the Linux kernel as well) - a bounty hunter could be responsible
> for writing the code and getting it approved by the appropriate maintainer
> or reporting back to the firm why it wasnt accepted by a said gnome maintainer. 

Isn't that what Linux Fund tried to do?  and failed?  There has been
several tries to do exactly that.  We even got another offer a few
months ago.  If anyone's seriously thinking/talking about this, they
should do some research first.


"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
 Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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