On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 09:26:51 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
On 31 January 2018 at 09:43, Joakim via Digitalmars-d
I'm sure you can find much better D devs to contribute such
work by posting bounties on the D or ldc bountysource pages:
I was surprised to see a gdc bounty page. I was even more
surprised that the one notable bounty is an issue that's either
blocked by Walter, or waiting on someone to implement array op
templates in druntume/object.d. :-)
Heh, the lead gdc dev doesn't know that gdc bounties exist, not
sure I could have made my case for their being hidden any better.
On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 09:30:08 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
I'm reminded of airlines who have a "Priority" or "Privileged"
queuing system at the gate. If you didn't want to wait in line
to board, then you should have paid up.
Not sure if any parallels ring with you here. :-)
Any system that requires payment can be superficially compared to
any other, but the real salient point here is the discrepancy: to
even get on the flight, you have to pay for a ticket, whereas he
paid nothing for the open-source sections of a mixed codebase.
So, he's more like a guy who shows up at the gate without a
ticket _and_ barges into the Priority queue, which is a sure way
to get thrown out of the airport altogether. :D
And I have no problem with priority queues, baggage fees, etc.,
as the reason they charge for those is to _lower_ the ticket
price for the cheapest consumer, a concept called price
discrimination (and before I get the usual nonsense about how
that's illegal, or it should be, it isn't and it shouldn't):
So I pay less for my cheap flights, while others who want to lug
a ton of suitcases or get through the line faster pay more, which
is only fair.
On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 09:50:32 UTC, psychoticRabbit wrote:
On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 08:56:04 UTC, Joakim wrote:
So given that all your claims are easily logically proven to
be nonsense, there's no point in going any further.
You need to do better than that to convince me ;-)
I wasn't trying to convince you. I pointed out that your
statements were a mess of logical contradictions and suggested
that we stop there.
Now.. I might entertain a model of paying someone, *after* they
had committed there fix back to the community, as open source
(and the fix has been formely approved and confirmed) - but
certainly not beforehand.
But even that really worries me, as people may then refuse to
contribute unless they know they're going to get paid. And, it
assumes that people in that open source community project have
the means to pay them. What happens to that open source
community when the funds are not there?? Do the developers just
go off and look for other projects that do have funds, like
they were 'bounty' hunters. Is that the future we should be
Your so called hybrid model, is like my neighbour borrowing my
lawn mower, and while he's got it, he notices it needs an oil
change, does the oil change, and then refuses to give me back
the lawn mower till I've reimbursed him. But he never paid for
the lawn mower did he??
Well.. my neigbour says, if you can't pay me for the oil, then
I'll take the new oil out, put the old oil back in, and then
you can have your lawn mower back.
I don't want neighbours like that.
I can't be bothered to strain through your tortured analogies
that make no sense and explain to you all the ways you're wrong.
I'm respecting you enough to point out that none of your points
make any sense, most would just ignore crazy analogies like this
and move on, content to let you stew in this nonsense.