Subject: Re: FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity, and lifecycle
Date: Wednesday 18th January 2012 18:27:51 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Julian Elischer <[email protected]>wrote: > > we really need a bud-submitting-user advocate.. > > Someone (need not have a commit bit) who doesn't take charge of the patch, > but, rather, > acts as a project manager in hte process of getting it in. > i.e. finding, and then pinging the approriate developer, and occasionally > nagging them or > finding an alternate dev if the first choice is unresponsive. > > diplomatic skill would be important.. maybe a woman might be best in > this job as the developers tend to not want to be rude to women :-) . > I've suggested this before without much response, but since this thread seems to be encouraging repetition I'll give it another go. ;) I think a bounty system would be very effective(e.g. micro-donations of recent political campaigns) in getting many of these problems resolved. The main problem with a bounty system is getting people to pay since certain needs/desires lose their urgency over time. To address this, the system needs to be an escrow type setup where money is pooled until project is complete, then payment in full is given. There are large barriers to entry in setting up such a system though such as legal and financial hurdles. I don't believe the technical hurdles are over-whelming and I would be willing develop a web front end for such a system. Because of the barriers I believe such a system should be setup and spun off by the FreeBSD Foundation and I don't want to do any dev unless there is some momentum. -- Adam Vande More _______________________________________________ [email protected] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-hackers To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[email protected]"