code bounties for DragonFly ?

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Thu Jan 26 06:52:05 PST 2006

David Rhodus wrote:
On 1/26/06, Matthew Dillon <dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
   I really dislike the idea of putting bounties on certain accomplishments.
   It's not really what the project is about.
I was hoping that something such as a bounty system might feed some
life back into the project.  Most of the development work has slowed
down to almost nothing.  I'm not sure some development work will ever
be finished without some incentive.  Yes, doing to work is a great
resume builder, blah blah blah, etc... But the reality is that most
people still have to work purely for economic reasons.  Why not merge
two incentives into one.  Though not that any amount DragonFly could
be raised would be equivalent to paying real world developer rates it
still might make doing to work more appealing.
I do agree with matt.  DragonFly is kida something idealistic.  Adding 
money to the mix would make the climate and quality bad.

I don't think it's economic reasons that development has slowed down. 
As I see DragonFly as a place for enthusiastic, idealistic people and 
their ideas, money doesn't play a role, really.  People *want* to 
develop and contribute, they just have few time.  And you can't buy time 
with money.  I for my part have university stuff running right now which 
makes me not do large projects for the next two months.  Some people 
even are said to have a social life.  And try to give your girlfriend 
money so you can have more spare time to work on your pet computer 
project.  I guess soon you'll have lots of free time...

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