[asterisk-dev] Bounty Posts

Olle E. Johansson oej at edvina.net
Mon Jan 21 13:11:53 CST 2013

21 jan 2013 kl. 19:31 skrev Tilghman Lesher <tilghman at meg.abyt.es>:

> On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM, David Duffett <dduffett at digium.com> wrote:
> Hello there,
> We've had a number of requests to post bounties for Asterisk development work on this list.
> In the past, bounty and job posts have been confined to the Biz list.
> Some make the point that the kind of people on this list (those concerned with the development of software) probably never look at the Biz list, and therefore posting a bounty for some dev work on the Biz list in not a useful thing to do.
> Others make the point that this list is specifically for discussions around the development of the project, and that anything outside of that should therefore not be allowed.
> What do you think?
> Should bounties for specific tasks like bug fixes, etc. be posted in the Dev list?
> Bounties honestly make no sense whatsoever on any list.  By definition, a bounty is an amount of money less than the cost of developing a feature, such that only with a number of people posting additional monetary support for such a feature will it reach someone's threshold for spending the time to develop that feature.  On the other side of that, I've developed features for others for free, for no other reason than the problem interested me. So in either case, the posting of the bounty makes no immediate difference to anyone as to whether a feature is developed or not.  What makes more sense is a clearinghouse of some sort, where people wanting features post them, along with how much they're willing to pay to see said feature developed, and as soon as a number of people post enough to fund that request, it gets taken up by somebody.  Or contrarily, the feature is added by somebody who is interested in the problem but isn't motivated by the money.


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