On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 03:23:42 -0400 Emilian Bold <emilian.b...@protonmail.ch> wrote:
> That's a very 'global' view, William. > > The whole idea though is to improve the project in some areas I find > of need. Because I don't have the time or desire to do that myself. Sure I understand, and agree with your idea. > I don't believe my tiny bounty will change the course of the whole > project. It likely would not. But it could encourage others to offer bounties and it could snowball from there. It is a good idea after all. Thus it likely would grow and spread. > Also, it's not about security, it's normal user stuff, mostly UI > related. My concerns were never security related. Just conflicting directions that lead to debates, forks, loss of contributors and general issues for the project resulting from different directions. > Ubuntu had a cool project: 100 paper cuts. "Papercuts are trivial to > fix, but annoying bugs." So, I'm thinking along the same lines: stuff > that doesn't take lot of time to fix, but that would really help the > workflow. Sure I agree, and like you see with Ubuntu and others, the idea being a good one is spreading :) > I see there's really no way to handle this. I'll just try something > at some point and see how it goes. I surely was not trying to shoot down your idea, discourage, make difficult, or pee in your cornflakes.... I just had the idea before for like monthly news articles, and such. I feel it is an idea that can benefit many projects in many small ways. Leading to big things. Thousands of paper cuts :) I think the future will see FOSS moving to funded models for development via small bounties and the like. You see that now in a manner with GSoC, and other stuff like FreeBSD Foundation activities. -- William L. Thomson Jr.
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