Bounties on Diaspora

Hey everyone,

I’m from the Bountysource team. I spoke with Jonne about encouraging bounties within Diaspora - he said it was ultimately up to the community.

Bounties are a great way of incentivizing and rewarding continued development, and would be a great way to give back to the community. If you’d like to see a feature added or bug fixed sooner, you can try posting a bounty on it here: There are already two bounties open on the project that are up for grabs!


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Hi Camille,

I see you take a 10% cut whether or not the bounty is fulfilled.

Will you waive this fee for a non-profit FOSS project?

“Thanks, but no thanks”

That’d be a bit too much commercialisation in my opinion :slight_smile:

I’m going to start a discussion in the next couple of days about how we might use funds which we raise.

I think it would be worth discussing and agreeing on what we might use funds for before deciding to use any third-party platform to do one particular task. But let’s see what they say.

Admittedly, it looks pretty nice. If a fee could be waived, I would actually be all for it.

We’ve discussed doing bounties in the past, and I think just having an easy solution to provide, verify, and pay for code bounties would be nice.

I want to remind you that in general, from a psychological point of view, financial rewards for programming tasks in an open source project is a backlash. When people are driven by money, they are less productive.

@manuelbichler come and tell me that when I code at work :wink: I surely as hell wouldn’t sit at my desk for 8 hours working on customer projects if I didn’t get paid for it.

If bounties give us some badly needed features then great. But 10%? There are loads of these platforms - before we make bounties as a project we would need to carefully investigate them.