[mythtv-users] Paying one or some of the developers

Dean Collins Dean at collins.net.pr
Tue Sep 5 11:31:34 UTC 2006


> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Paying one or some of the developers
> 
> >Who would you rather collect money from, after working on something
for a
> >couple of weeks:
> >- $25 from 40 individual contributions
> >- $1000 from 1 contribution
> 
> Certainly the latter.
> 
> Bounties might work if collected ahead of time, so the money was
> actually already in escrow.  I believe this is what they did when
> they were initially wanting to boot Windows on the new Intel Macs.
> 
> >"Bounties from individuals are unlikely to get much interest.  They
tend to be
> >on the order of a tiny amount of money for a huge amount of work."
> 
> True.  However, if something is sufficiently in demand by the user
> community--as the ability to boot Windows on Intel Macs was--the
> money can be there.
> 
> But I do think you need an escrow system so that the "winner" of the
> bounty can be sure to collect.
> 
> Just my thoughts.
> 
> Kevin
> --
> Kevin O. Lepard
> 
> Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.
> _______________________________________________




Hi Kevin,
I've never escrowed the  6 or 7 asterisk bounties I've paid.
It's a small community, all you need is a public list on the wikki.
People don't weasel out of paying that.

Cheers,

Dean


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