[mythtv-users] Papercuts (was "Delete A Series")

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 04:48:33 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:08 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 22, 2010 08:06:15 pm Joseph Fry wrote:
>> > > I'm not a C++ developer but would love to help organize something
>> > > like
>> >
>> > this.
>> >
>> > > --Ajayers.
>> >
>> > Now if you want to find us some outside developers to start
>> > shagging myth bugs and usability issues, please do!
>> >
>> > Robert
>> How about a bounty based system.  People can vote for issues by
>> putting up money as their vote... the developer who submits a
>> complete, accepted, and functional patch is awarded the 'votes'.
>> The tasks would all be relatively simple, and the payouts small
>> (capped at $100USD max maybe), but hopefully it could attract new
>> developers by getting their feet wet with myth.
>> I am sure there are some legal, technical, and ethical considerations
>> though... and they are not always so simple to work out.
> Most developers I know would consider a sum such as you mention an
> insult if trying to PAY them for their work, commercial development
> would cost a LOT more.
> But I think it's been tried here, with a singular lack of interest :-)
> I'd pay for Myth in a heartbeat, but I don't think I could afford to pay
> the devs what their time is really worth.

Yep - that's true.  It is best to just donate what you can when you
can.  You say insult, but I disagree.  Any $$ is $$.  They signed up
for their spare time, so I would imagine, that anything is something
to them.  In other words - I imagine none of them imagined getting
rich off of the project !

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