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

From: Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jan 11 19:40:13 EET 2007
> > On 1/11/07, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> > >Looking around for off-the-sh> > http://tieguy.org/blog/2006/06/18/crowding-out-of-intrinsic-motivations-aka-the-bounty-problem/
> I don't know that this was the exact problem.  Ours wasn't analysed
> quite so heavily, but it semeed that[0]:
>   a) for motivated, talented, community members, either the small
>      amounts on offer weren't enough to have them able to leave their
>      job for a while and throw large amounts of time at it, or they'd
>      already do it for the love of it;
>   b) so you got a lot of random ring-ins coming in, which isn't
>      necessarily a bad thing, but the code was often not great quality,
>      and usually didn't comply to the community norms, meaning it took a
>      great deal of work to fix anyway;
>   c) most of these people didn't seem to stick around: they took their
>      bounty money and simply disappeared.

I have tried not to spend to much time reading all this stuff. It
seems that the reward should not be be to high. People should not stop
working to get bounties. Perhaps just like the Developers program
people should get "nokia" points (100 points = xxx discount on the
next generation internet device).

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