Hi, I second that, a good idea for sure!
Regarding how this may be done within the ASF, that's probably a question we can ask on [EMAIL PROTECTED] Maybe the ASF itself can serve as the SPP platform? I think it's worth making a poll on fop-user to see how many users would be ready to participate in the funding. Given the number of companies that are using FOP in their commercial systems, that would be a pity if there were not enough funders. Question is, also, how to advertise the thing. Would the fop-user mailing list be enough to attract donators? I would probably be a candidate for the job. My free time is too sparse for tackling such a task (pretty much the same case as for before-floats...), so being able to do that during the work hours would certainly facilitate things. Thanks for your proposal, Jens. Vincent Jeremias Maerki a écrit : > Hi Jens > > Good idea, IMO! That's the "street performer protocol" . Let's hope > there will be enough "motivation" (and time) around for someone. > >  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 >