Sven Neumann wrote: > I don't think that donations can speed up GIMP development. On the > contrary, paying some developers for their work is more likely going to > demotivate others.
Since I think this is an important issue and since we are not that many developers, we don't need to guess, we can just ask everyone to give their thoughts on this. Personally I would be _encouraged_ to further contribute to GIMP if GIMP had someone working full time. Having someone working full time on GIMP would mean that the development speed of GIMP would significantly increase, and it will be more fun to contribute to a project that is moving fast than it is to contribute to a project moving slowly, like GIMP is. We often point out to people that GIMP is lacking contributors. Maybe the lack of contributors is a side effect of how the project currently is run with regards to money? Maybe being less restrictive about introducing economic incentives to hack on GIMP could give us more contributors and quicker development? Given that GIMP development is not currently where we'd want it to be, I think these are questions that needs to be considered. / Martin -- My GIMP Blog: http://www.chromecode.com/ "Best way to keep up with GIMP from git" _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer