Thank you for your help!
rcoacci at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 14:12:26 CEST 2008
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Stephan Arts <stephan at xfce.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 11:24 AM, Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de
> > wrote:
> >> > I believe the bounty system to be something nice to use the donations.
> >> > Anjuta guys are getting some good progress using it (see their symbol
> >> > browser plugin). After all, the thing we want most is a better
> >> > Xfce :-) I know some people that could reeeaaaally get "inspired" to
> >> > contribute if he got some money (even if its only 50 bucks) :-P
> >> I don't like this.
> >> IMO it destroys partly the idea of OSS. Not completely as long as the
> >> resulting code is still under a free licence but I'd always liked the
> >> idea that people are writing code because they want to, because they
> >> like to write this code not because someone paid for it.
> >> This is what most of us have in the professional life.
> >> In other words, IMO it's most often better to get code written because
> >> the author needs it or wants it and so he is writing the code with more
> >> passion than as he would just write the code to get it written.
> > On the other hand, it makes for a fine view of what features the users
> > actually like to have, and be a good motivation to actually work on
> > making Xfce better, attracting more users and perhaps more developers.
> > I don't think there will be that many people that will start working on
> > stuff just for the money (I don't expect the bounties to be that high
> > anyway) - just look at it as a nice extra for the developers ;-)
> > Alternatively, you could set up a bounty system where the bounty would
> > go to the developer that implements it, but to the Xfce project as a
> > That way, the motivation would still be to make Xfce better, there are
> > advantages mentioned above and brings in some money for Xfce that could
> > used for goals mentioned above :).
> Samuel already uses a bounty-system, he donates beer-crates for
> features he'd really like. ^_~
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Hum.... I guess I'll be checking his feature requests.... :-P
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