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

A new start-up 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 survey want to know.

Direct donations cut out the middle man... but this is an interesting concept.

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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