[asterisk-dev] Bounty Posts

Benny Amorsen benny+usenet at amorsen.dk
Tue Jan 22 06:28:34 CST 2013

Tilghman Lesher <tilghman at meg.abyt.es> writes:

> 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.

Why does it have to be less than the cost of developing a feature?

There is no readily available pool of Asterisk developers looking for
project work, as far as I know. The company I work for (IP Vision)
generally contracts with Olle E. Johansson for such tasks, but his time
and resources are not infinite, and he cannot always drop what he is
doing to help us out.

So far I have not attempted to get IP Vision to use the bounty
mechanism, simply because posting to asterisk-biz seemed unlikely to
reach the right people.

I think Asterisk needs a better way of getting people with money in
contact with people with skills. It is unfortunate to have a problem and
get the funds allocated to fix it, but then be unable to find
consultants who have time to take on the job. It gets a bit extra
frustrating when the general perception is that the proprietary
competitors have more consultants available.


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