[owncloud-devel] Bounties for better collaboration

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 18:16:06 GMT 2014


On Tuesday 12 August 2014 00:11:24 Michael Grosser wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> I think it totally depends.
> Bounties are a way to support issues being fixed (in the simplest
> way), if it happens to be an ownCloud developer either it's a bonus, a
> ownCloud Inc revenue stream or (as most projects do these give it back
> to the community team - claiming on behalf of a team is on the roadmap
> it seems).

Yeah, if a paid engineer implements a bounty, the money should go in the 
pool. We can perhaps use it to pay for coffee and pizza at the next ownCloud 
Conference!

> Additionally I think it's not just new contributors, but providing an
> additional income (more coffee/less consultancy etc.) to contributors
> and perhaps let ownCloud Inc decide on the importance on issues more
> easily as the bounty could be a measure on importance too. These
> metrics could be useful and with the idea to let ownCloud Inc
> employees claim on behalf of the oC community team it goes back into
> the community. We'll see how ownCloud Inc/Community/Contributors see
> the best fit.
> 
> Still new contributors have one more reason to dig into the overhead
> (read code, read+sign contributor agreement, read contribution
> workflow etc.) of becoming a contributor.
> 
> Cheers
> Michael
> 
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Bernhard Posselt
> 
> <dev at bernhard-posselt.com> wrote:
> > Bounties are used to get features implemented which main developers wont
> > implement iirc. I doubt that it will attract more devs. Put yourself in
> > the role of someone who pays for a bounty: he doesnt want a new
> > contributor, he wants the issue fixed.
> > 
> > On 08/11/2014 08:47 PM, Mark Ziegler wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> 
> >> for my understanding bountysource will/should motivate non-main
> >> developers
> >> to solve issues.
> >> As an employer I want my coders working on issues important for me,
> >> big bounties make issues (reported by users) more interesting.
> >> 
> >> I am trying to understand how ownCloud development will work together
> >> with
> >> bountysource.
> >> 
> >> Cheers,
> >> Mark
> >> 
> >> Am 11.08.14 20:37, schrieb Bernhard Posselt:
> >>> Why should it matter who fixes it?
> >>> 
> >>> On Aug 11, 2014 8:03 PM, Mark Ziegler <mark.ziegler at rakekniven.de> 
wrote:
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>> 
> >>>> one more thought.
> >>>> Some devs are employed by ownCloud and solving issues.
> >>>> Which issues should be target on bountysource? Or better which
> >>>> persons?
> >>>> Will employees give their bounties to the project if they solve them
> >>>> during work time?
> >>>> Does that make a difference at all?
> >>>> 
> >>>> Just some thoughts.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> Mark
> >>>> 
> >>>> Am 11.08.14 19:41, schrieb Michael Grosser:
> >>>>> Hey,
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Small addition:
> >>>>> Best to say it's mostly handled as a case by case basis as far as I
> >>>>> know and does try to find the right balance between preventing forks
> >>>>> (dicussing merging of finished work) and paying for finished work.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Additionally to the 6/12 months option to get refunded if not yet
> >>>>> started/finished it's possible to let the refund go to the project
> >>>>> instead of your account.
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Cheers
> >>>>> Michael
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Michael Grosser
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> <owncloud at seetheprogress.net> wrote:
> >>>>>> Hey,
> >>>>>> 
> >>>>>> If they are closed as won't fix or not merged you get refunded.
> >>>>>> There is also the option to make bounty contributions time sensitive
> >>>>>> and let them be automaticly refunded after 6/12 months I think.
> >>>>>> 
> >>>>>> Cheers
> >>>>>> mciahel
> >>>>>> 
> >>>>>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Mark Ziegler
> >>>>>> 
> >>>>>> <mark.ziegler at rakekniven.de> wrote:
> >>>>>>> Hello,
> >>>>>>> 
> >>>>>>> just checked FAQ on Bountysource and still have an open question:
> >>>>>>> What happens my bounties if issue is never implemented or fixed?
> >>>>>>> Do I get my money back after some period?
> >>>>>>> 
> >>>>>>> Cheers,
> >>>>>>> Mark
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