Sponsoring feature development?

Matthias-Christian Ott ott at mirix.org
Wed Apr 21 23:46:06 MSD 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 01:29:15PM -0500, Ryan Malayter wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Matthias-Christian Ott <ott at mirix.org> wrote:
> > There is BountySource.com if this is better for your purpose.
> Very interesting concept, but based on the state of the website, it
> seems to not yet be fully operational. Do you have any good or bad
> experience with BoutySource?

No, I don't. I just found when somebody else used it for a bounty some
time ago.

I also found FOSS Factory and opensourcexperts.com. I don't know if
they are useful.

> There is also no nginx project there yet, and I suppose some sort of
> management structure would need to be created.

I think the biggest problem with bounties is that, some people claim
to pay money for a feature, then somebody implements the feature and
in the end people who claimed to pay the work don't pay the developer
or they other way around. Even if you have contracts between the
people, those are worthless if you are not in the same country,
because enforcing a law in a different country is in the majority of
cases more expensive than the expenses for the bounty.

My suggestion is that if the developer wants to get paid and the
client wants a feature, the client should search for a developer from
his country and they should make a reliable contract.


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