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Re: code bounties for DragonFly ?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 10:26:26 +0800

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:

Adrian Michael Nida wrote:


Well, the best idea is most likely to just offer a bounty and see if
anyone wants to work on it. The Project so to say doesn't have to be
vrey involved with one big exception. What happens if someone claims a
bounty, but the resulting code (or documentation for that matter) is not
deemed appropiate?


Would it make sense to require the resulting code be deemed appropriate
before the author wins the bounty?

who decides? on what basis? what if two people want to get the bounty? money changes people.

Whether money or approbation, the 'approval' process is indeed the core downside.

Not only must it *be* objective, fair, and relevant, it has to be *perceived* as
and agreed to be such by (at least) most other active/past/potential contributors,
lest it do more harm than good.

Frankly - that sort of 'acceptable objectivity' has never been one of the better
skillsets of the human race, on any issue - let alone a small team of developers
workign at different corners of the huge spread of code.

'beyond our resources' IMNSHO, and potentially dangerously distracting or

Better to contribute a bit of kit now and then (MB, NIC, controller, video)
to those who have already demonstrated the will and skill to sort drivers
and such for it....

JMO, of course....

Bill Hacker

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