[Mono-devel-list] Sponsoring Mono bugfixes

Todd Berman tberman at off.net
Sat Jun 4 04:14:41 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 20:05 -0400, Ben Maurer wrote:
> 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 can't name a single bug I have fixed that was both a) boring and b)
something I didn't need.

I have fixed plenty of boring bugs I needed, and plenty of bugs I didn't
need (like gacutil stuff) that weren't boring (to me).

I would challenge you to point to a single 'boring' (as martin put it)
bug that you fixed that had nothing to do with anything else you

As well, I am talking about today, if you look at the commit logs for
mcs/ mono/ and even gtk-sharp/ you will notice the predominance of
commits are coming from people who are payed in some way to do this. I
would consider almost every bit of mono code I've written in the last
year to be work related, as Medsphere was paying me to pursue specific
goals, in which some mono/gtk# work was needed.


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