Devs are about to get rich!
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Or maybe not so much....

A new start-up Bribe.io announces itself as: A super easy way to bribe developers to fix bugs and add features in the software you're using. The idea is to encourage developers to fix or add features by specifying a monetary value to a bug report or feature enhancement. Once an initial "Bribe" has been posted others can "chip in" and add to the financial incentive.

FTA: Of course, open source means that you are always free to modify the program and even pay a programmer to fix a bug or add a new feature. This is the big point of open source. In this case, however, the idea is to use cash as a sort of voting system for what users really want done and to implement the changes as part of the public codebase.

For example if 100 users want a feature and they are all willing to pay $10 for it then the programmer or programming team might decide that to raise its priority and add $1000 to the project's funds. When the change is made the entire user community benefits.

If you have an opinion on this idea the Bribe.io survey want to know.

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/136-op...tware.html
http://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/...e-software

Direct donations cut out the middle man... but this is an interesting concept.
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http://signup.bribe.io/

p.s. I'm no affiliate, nor has my account been hacked, and spamming the forums ... I genuinely like the sound of this Wink
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