[Mono-devel-list] Sponsoring Mono bugfixes

Ben Maurer bmaurer at ximian.com
Fri Jun 3 20:05:59 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 14:40 -0700, Todd Berman wrote:
> While I don't agree with bounties on specific bugs, I also don't agree
> with what you are saying at all. No one fixes a "boring" bug for free
> anyway today. There are 2 types of people fixing them
> 1) People who need the fix.
> 2) People who are payed (by Novell, Mainsoft, whoever) to fix them.

3) Non paid contributors who fix bugs (I have fallen under this category
in the past, as have you)

> I highly doubt as well, that any bounty would ever be significant enough
> to actually make money on. Unless you think making 20$ for the 4 or 5
> hours that a easy bug would take to fix (time to write the patch, get it
> reviewed, get it into the codebase) is 'good money'.

Well, if you already have a job (or are a student, etc), this is just
icing on the cake: maybe you can get an ipod after 10 bug fixes or

Nobody is suggesting that you can make a carer out of bounties. Even if
priced well, its not reliable income etc.

On another note: if there are bugs in bugzilla that are simple enough
that $100 would make somebody look into them, its probably a bad sign:
we should be killing more low hanging fruit.

-- Ben

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