Subject: Re: FIRE!!! (was Re: Bug Bounties. Making $ from bugzilla.)
From: "Karsten M. Self" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:16:25 -0800
Mon, 26 Nov 2001 13:16:25 -0800
on Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 12:50:28PM +0000, Simon Cozens ( wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 08:46:26PM +1100, Brendan Macmillan wrote:
> > Nice analogy - but what about applying the bounty idea to features
> > rather than bugs
> You've just invented SourceXchange.

It's also the fundamental concept behind a large number of diverse
and/or informal organizations.  The absence of a formal structure or a
programmatic infrastructure doesn't mean there's no organization.  The
"bounties" that exist are more likely to be expressed by employment or
consulting contracts, where the binding friction is sufficient to
establish a formal relationship, or as online discussion lists where the
quick back-and-forth is more appropriate.

More below Ben Tilly's comment.


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