On 28 October 2010 14:52, Jon Loldrup <loldrup@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I also think it would be nice if one could put money on bugs. This would > essentially state "whoever fixes this bug will be donated X$ from me". The > money can be held in custody at some third party, so the developer can trust > the promise. That would really put some speed to bug fixings, and, it will > also reveal which bugs people really care about... > If 100 people each promise to give 10$ when a particular bug is fixed, bug > fixing could become very fruitful :) Hi Jon, We used to have something like that, called "bounties". It didn't work very well, but that might have been more to do with the implementation than with the essential idea of donating money. Part of the problem is that many bugs are not fixed by a single person acting alone: others help with triaging, localizing, mentoring, reviewing and integrating the fix. Also, if users feel they've paid for something, people may get distracted by an unproductive argument about whether the fix is really sufficient or not. If you're interested in doing this you could set up an external site that hooks in through lp apis... -- Martin
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