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Re: Code Bounty

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Code Bounty
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:00:06 +0200
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Am Samstag 13 September 2008 03:59:15 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 03:36:54PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> > Does the Hurd have a bounty-system?
> >
> > If not, would it be possible to add one?
> I'm a bit surprised that you of all people are suggesting this... I was
> told that any proposals for bounty systems are regularily shot down in
> KDE?

I don't really rule KDE ;) 

As far as I remember there was someone in a KOffice discussion group who 
offered 2000$ if someone would get KOffice ready for Windows last christmaas, 
saying "there's more where that comes from". 

I don't know much more about how KDE people fare with bounties - where it 
comes to hard codecrunching in KDE, I am mostly a simple user - there isn't 
that much I can do in C++, and I spend most of my free time thinking about 
roleplaying games, Hurd and Gnutella - and making music and at times wasting 
time :) 

But I like KDE and try to contribute in the ways I can. 

> > Can the GNU project accept and manage the legal part of the bounties
> > for the Hurd, or does the Hurd need its own legal entity for that?
> I talked to RMS a couple of months ago about the possibility for people
> to donate to development of individual GNU projects through FSF, and he
> didn't like it: He fears that this might reduce the amount of uncommited
> donations to FSF, that can be used for campaigning, which he considers
> more important nowadays than sponsoring actual development...

I think he should sit down with some Attac people on that and exchange 

There are people who have a lifetime of experience in caimpaigning to the 
general public - and there are many shared ideas, for example the free seed 

But I can't really point with my finger here - I'm notoriously short of time 
myself, so my connections to Attac aren't that strong anymore - and RMS 
definitely has more experience than I have :) 

> (He did seem willing though, if I understood him right, to indirectly
> support projects through relatively inexpensive means like sponsoring
> developer conferences.)

Does that mean, that the FSF would sponsor getting Hurd developers to 
conferences, too? 

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