[mythtv-users] Paying one or some of the developers

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Sep 7 16:10:43 UTC 2006

Chris Martin wrote:
>> I also think Isaac and the main developers have enough on their plate
>> with the normal MythTV stuff to not bother with things that users
>> would place a bounty on. I think the Bounty would be more open to
>> people (University students) looking to do some open source coding and
>> make some money at it as well.
>> Obviously one of the requirements of the Bounty would have to be that
>> the code gets accepted into the project.
> I actually think a bounty system is a great idea.  Speaking as someone
> whose coding skills aren't up to the standard to fix the few things in
> Myth I'd like to see differently, this would provide the possibility
> of getting work done.
> Although some people have pointed out the problems with bounty systems
> (the small amounts of money involved, the difficulty in collecting
> etc) I don't think we really know if this will be a problem until we
> try it out.  I'd therefore suggest that we have little to lose by
> testing the theory and setting up a bounty on some commonly requested
> feature (I'd happily to pay to get Mythmusic rewritten but I
> personally think it might be too big a job to use to test out the idea
> of bounty schemes).  If it works great, if not then we'll know for
> definite next time somebody brings the subject up.
Good idea, and I think I'm going to start it off. I have wanted a 
'volume control per card' option for a long time, and I have offered to 
pay for it, as have a few others, I think, so I'll post that in the Wiki 
and see if anyone wants to chip in.


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