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Re: bounties

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: bounties
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 20:31:13 +0200
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Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 06:55:19PM +0200, Alexander Kobel wrote:
>> Oh, and of course I know that this amount "is extremely low given the  
>> work involved", as Graham stated, but ... well - it's better than  
>> nothing.
> Well, some people (not me) might not agree -- I mean, if something
> would take you 20 hours, and somebody offers $10 and a piece of
> bubble gum, it's not very encouraging.  If ten people offered the
> same thing, it would add up, of course.  But I've heard from some
> developers that taking a bounty isn't worth the trouble of setting
> up a paypal account.
> *shrug*
> I'd be happy to take a bounty if anybody offered them in areas I
> work on.

That's not entirely true.  If you get offered a bounty, you tend to
measure your work according to the amount paid, and then choose that you
have better things to do like waste 10 hours on something that's only
worth $30.  Like wasting 20 hours on something for which you don't get
any pay at all.

David Kastrup

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