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Eclipse Bounties?

After reading John’s latest post on DTP issues, I was thinking why not we take some cues from our opensource brothers and do something like bounties for Eclipse (For example, look at Gnome and its bounties)? Eclipse is one of those unique opensource projects that has a decent financial backing from corporations, why not give a little love to some bounties? Thoughts? Am I crazy? Can I live off of just solving Eclipse bounties all day (and be able to buy some toys?)

  • Dominik

    I think small bounties would be great. The callisto bug hunt contest is a good example for what i’d love to see more. Maybe a squaremeter of callisto would be a good bounty. I know i’d want one πŸ˜‰

    Bigger ammounts of money are a risk. Sure it would attract some developers, but if they compete for the bounty the results will be less than optimal at least.
    That money would be better spent by hiring a developer in the first place.

  • Dominik

    I think small bounties would be great. The callisto bug hunt contest is a good example for what i’d love to see more. Maybe a squaremeter of callisto would be a good bounty. I know i’d want one ;)Bigger ammounts of money are a risk. Sure it would attract some developers, but if they compete for the bounty the results will be less than optimal at least.That money would be better spent by hiring a developer in the first place.

  • Wassim Melhem

    Chris,

    I’ll give you $20 if you implement the Extreme Self-hosting item.

    $20 Canadian, that is πŸ™‚

  • Wassim Melhem

    Chris,I’ll give you $20 if you implement the Extreme Self-hosting item.$20 Canadian, that is πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    that sounds like a great idea. not only would the money attract people but it would also offer small fractions of work which could help people to get into the eclipse source. of course the process has to be monitored so that people create decent results. Maybe by first letting them send in their approach or any references of themselfs or something similar.

  • Anonymous

    that sounds like a great idea. not only would the money attract people but it would also offer small fractions of work which could help people to get into the eclipse source. of course the process has to be monitored so that people create decent results. Maybe by first letting them send in their approach or any references of themselfs or something similar.