bugs.kde.org -> bugzilla??
Marc.Mutz at uni-bielefeld.de
Wed Aug 21 17:31:03 BST 2002
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On Wednesday 21 August 2002 16:03, Daniel Naber wrote:
> You might want to work
> on things that users need (or better: that they think they need), but
> I guess that most developers want to work on things that are fun for
> them. And that's the basic problem: people will vote and 90% of the
> developers won't care. Then users will be disappointed, even more so
> when they actually donated money.
I see the masses voting for client-side filtering of IMAP messages in
KMail, although that's totally banana. If the amount reaches $1000,
someone unrelated will step up, implement it for the money and go away.
Wow. And we end up maintaining the sh*t - without payment.
I for one agree with Daniel's assesment. I want to work on the things I
like, not on what users think they want. I want to implement things
right, not fast. I want to implement things when they're ripe in my
head, not when they're en vogue in the user community.
I am not against collecting money to further development, but I am
against collecting money to shove developers into implementing
Hey, why not consider ages of _bug_ reports, and assign from the pool of
donated money to each bug report with a key based on severity and age?
base = 10*#crashes + 5*#grave + #normal bugs
money(crash solved) = 10 * available money / base
money(grave solved) = 5 * available money / base
money(normal solved) = available money / base
money(wish fulfilled) = 0
If free-software authors lose the right to disclaim all warranties and
find themselves getting sued over the performance of the programs
they've written, they'll stop contributing free software to the world.
-- Bruce Perens: Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
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