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Re: Abandoned patch countdown 20111003

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Abandoned patch countdown 20111003
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:59:02 +0200
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Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 10:16:01AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>> "address@hidden" <address@hidden> writes:
>> > If you could leave this up for another week, that'll give me time to
>> > collect the bounty on it.
>> Since a reward loses its meaning if you need to invest weeks of
>> bartering, running after people, sending out payment reminders and so
>> on, my take on this is that we should either turn this into an official
>> thing where an independent party does the vetting and likely gets the
>> money in advance in escrow, or scrap it altogether.
>> As a system of honor, it does not work and thus is rather a disincentive
>> for contributors than otherwise.
> Agreed, but it'll be a few weeks before we discuss this in GOP.
> I'm not willing to hold back the patch management work to address
> this now.

Perhaps it would help to have an issue tag "Unpaid" that keeps an issue
open.  Having the issue remaining open, in contrast to leaving a patch
uncommitted, at least does not _damage_ other Lilypond users as opposed
to patches without bounty that go in without delay.

David Kastrup

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