Hi Jens

Good idea, IMO! That's the "street performer protocol" [1]. Let's hope
there will be enough "motivation" (and time) around for someone.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Performer_Protocol

I don't know of an instance inside the ASF where this has been tried,
but I know this has been done elsewhere. As for the organization, look
at the links on the WikiPedia page which provides links to pages
providing "trusted 3rd-party" services. I certainly have absolutely
nothing about such an approach. But I don't know about what other people
think. I mean, it can only help FOP, can't it?

What could help is that someone who considers taking the job does an
binding estimate so we know the amount that has to be found.

On 20.07.2007 00:44:25 Jens Bannmann wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm really interested in having auto table layout implemented in FOP. 
> Bug 40271 has a patch, but for nearly eight months there was no 
> activity. So I thought that perhaps a fund/bounty might motivate a 
> developer to implement this feature. As I use FOP only for 
> non-commercial purposes, my own share wouldn't be enourmous (surely 
> below 100 USD), but I hope others would join the effort to make the sum 
> interesting.
> What do you all think? Is this a viable option, i.e. would it be 
> accepted within the project? Was something like that done before at FOP 
> or Apache in general? How could this be organized?
> Best regards,
> Jens

Jeremias Maerki

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