[asterisk-dev] Bounty Posts

Eric Wieling EWieling at nyigc.com
Tue Jan 22 09:44:46 CST 2013

I've always thought the best bounties are small and easy to implement, not major projects.

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From: asterisk-dev-bounces at lists.digium.com [mailto:asterisk-dev-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Benny Amorsen
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:29 AM
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Subject: Re: [asterisk-dev] Bounty Posts

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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