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Subject: Re: Proposal for Bounty to get Linux & Rockbox ported to the iPod Nano 4G and 5G

Re: Proposal for Bounty to get Linux & Rockbox ported to the iPod Nano 4G and 5G

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Sat, 01 May 2010 13:50:45 +0200

Am 01.05.2010 09:37, schrieb Alex Parker:
> On 01/05/10 04:01, Thomas Martitz wrote:
>>> Still, other may disagree :)
>>> Alex
>> Right, I disagree. None of the points you mentioned particularly speaks
>> against bounties. I especially find the idea stupid to disallow payments
>> to work on our project just because it ignores the lot of work that
>> already has been done.
> There is no need to be insulting. At no point did I call anything
> "stupid". I think your views are "stupid". Is that better? If you
> can't have a discussion without being abusive then don't at all.

Sorry, I didn't want to sound insulting. It wasn't my intention.
Re-reading my post again shows it was, so I apologize.
>> We shouldn't discourage the idea of bounties IMO. If offering a bounty
>> makes people bring our project forward, then let it be. That's what we
>> all are aiming for afterall. It's entirely up to anyone who'd like to
>> dontate or even pay money. Either we wants to see the entire project
>> leaping forward, then he makes a donating. If he wants to see a specific
>> area being worked on, then he goes the bounty route. I find both ways
>> very reasonable.
> As you said above, "I would appreciate if such statements wouldn't be
> made on behalf of a project" (even though he wasn't making statements
> on behalf of the project). I dislike bounties. I'm clearly not
> alone. Now of course I wouldn't dream of trying to block them if
> people were to make a private arrangement (as that is nothing to do
> with me), however I don't think the project should encourage them
> either. If individuals want to offer bounties and other individuals
> want to take them up on it, then that is fine between them.

I was probably exaggerating here, I apologize once more. It just looked
like the topic starter felt discouraged by Pauls answers alone which I
found sad. And Jared apparently already dropped that idea before anyone
else could post his opinion.

Best regards.
Received on 2010-05-01

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