[Ardour-Dev] Sponsorship

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Nov 18 02:45:06 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 11:36 +0100, Harold wrote:

> US$ 50
> US$ 40
> US$ 30
> US$ 25
> US$ 21 <- mine!
> US$ 20
> US$ 20
> US$ 10
> US$ 10
> US$ 10
> US$ 10
> US$ 5
> US$ 5
> If the top 5 sponsored mantis issues were in a block on ardour.org, maybe
> they will draw some more attention and some more 'drive' to keep them in
> the top 5...

this is an excellent idea.

the current scale of sponsorship is all wrong for the existing developer
base. i have no doubt that there are skilled programmers in bolivia,
hindustan and rwanda who would be very happy to spend the hours needed
to implement any of these requests and receive the sums listed. the
problem is that as a programmer in the "first" world, it is hard to
justify spending more than 1 hour or two on *any* of these issues at
present. last time i looked, none of them were 1 hour projects. 

there are several ways out of this: more sponsors, sponsors willing to
pay more, developers willing to be paid less. not sure which one wins.

i will look into the block idea. shouldn't *too* hard to create some PHP
that rips the data out of mantis' SQL DB.


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