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Subject: Re: custom rockbox - € 200 reward

Re: custom rockbox - € 200 reward

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2010 12:58:05 -0600

On 12/4/2010 12:37 PM, Rocker wrote:
> If you want to talk nonsense perhaps you should read your own post!
> BTW:
> I have donated to Rockox on several occasions. Way back before you were
> involved in the project!
> Bakc when the Voice UI was still a dream of mine!
> I guess that was nonsense too right?
>

Donations are just that: Donations. You may have hoped for a voice UI,
but that was a feature added to the core project when someone interested
in it worked on it, not because of any donation. It was also a core
feature, not a custom, unique build tailored down to a specific purpose.

Donations do not cause things to happen. You could donate $10,000 and it
wouldn't change the direction of the project a bit, because the people
working on the project also expect them to be donations, which means
strings not attached. If you want to hire someone for work, you need to
interact directly with them or there is no way to reasonably guarantee
you'll get what you want.

So yes, suggesting someone who's come to the list wanting a specific
customized build instead throw their money away as a donation and hope
is nonsense. While the project would love the donation, odds are very
good the person would not get a version of Rockbox suitable as an audio
guide in return.

Instead of accusing a Rockbox developer of speaking nonsense, it might
benefit you to go back and look through the history of the project in
response to people looking to buy specific features. Frank stated quite
well the response of the project developers basically every time such a
request has come up - donations are donations, if you want to buy a
feature or build talk to an individual.
Received on 2010-12-04


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