[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] bounty program?

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Thu Jan 11 11:07:21 EET 2007
On 1/11/07, Kees Jongenburger <kees.jongenburger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been looking at the responses to the Developer Program Application
> with great interests. It looks like people are ready to invest time in
> maemo if they get rewarded. I enjoy spending time developing but I would
> also be ready to pay bounties if some piece of software can be developed
> or ported to maemo.


> I am ready to pay as much as 99 euro :)  if gcompriz is ported to
> hildon and made available for the 770 and 800. I guess that even with
> smaller amounts that are added it might be a good reward for getting
> things done(like a python home applet component /java etc).


> my offer stands. And I am very interested to know if there is animo to
> startup such a bounty program or if other people are ready to pay
> something for some functionality

Sounds like a good idea. It wouldn't take much either, some form of
central website where bounties could be registered and other people
top them up; view of the "most popular by # people" and "most popular
by amount of cash" are simple.

Presumably there'd need to be moderation ability so the community
could merge bounties if projects overlapped. Also, an ability to
record if anyone was working towards it so resources could be pooled.

Looking around for off-the-shelf software we could customise shows up
GNOME's Bounties programme (the bounties are vetted by committee):


... and Nat Friedman's thoughts on what I've just described above:





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