Re: [Usability] Allow donations for precise bugs
- From: Maurizio Colucci <seguso forever tin it>
- To: Jon Manning <desplesda gmail com>, gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Allow donations for precise bugs
- Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:29:40 +0100
Jon Manning wrote:
So basically it's a twist on the street performer protocol, where the
initial concept comes from a user, rather than the producer.
Hi Joe. I don't agree completely. IMHO there are two main differences:
1. With the street performer, usually you pay *after* listening a song that
you like. You pay out of your *generosity*. If you didn't, nothing would
change for you. You have already got your service. OTOH, in my proposal, you
pay *before* the service. And for purposes that are completely *selfish*.
This may sound cynical, but I believe a serious model cannot rely on people's
generosity (this is utopistic).
2. But let us assume you pay the street performer in advance. In this case
too, there is a difference. With the street performer, after you pay, if he
decides not to play, you don't get the money back. And the street performer
has no interest in playing well (unless others are watching). OTOH in my
proposal, if the threshold is not reached, you get the money back. And if the
coder does not finish in the given time, he gets a bad reputation in the best
case (he gets sued in the worst case).
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