From: Nat Friedman <nat at novell dot com>
To: Jonathan Blandford <jrb at redhat dot com>
Copy: Erik Moeller <moeller at scireview dot de>
Subject: Re: GNOME bounty system success
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 16:12:28 -0400
Jonathan's summary is good. One quick point on numbers: only 11
bounties have been paid, but we've had patch submissions on >50% of the
total bounties; release engineering timelines have made it hard for
bounty submitters to get some of their patches accepted by module
maintainers, and therefore paid, so that contributes to the small number
of paid bounties you see.
One thing that's surprising is that pretty much all of our bounty
submissions came from first-world economies. Despite efforts to promote
the bounties heavily in e.g. India.
I think there's a need for a bounty administration infrastructure; some
piece of software that can run these programs automatically, instead of
the mostly hand-generated web pages I wrote.
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