Sponsoring feature development?

S H shdashbeta at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 21:47:37 MSD 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Matthias-Christian Ott <ott at mirix.org>wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Matthias-Christian

I guess it'll probably be more productive to just look at hiring someone
local to do this. Thanks anyhow.


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