[development] Asking for donations in contrib
brianpkennedy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 19:25:01 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 1:12 AM, KOBA | Hans Rossel <hans.rossel at koba.be>wrote:
> I've contributed a few times to a chipin, but like rather to contribute and
> communicate directly with the maintainer for certain specific features.
> I think there are 3 main ways:
> - chipin: for popular much wanted features, a lot of people contributing a
> small amount.
> - bounty: gathering a few sponsors that contribute a larger amount for a
> specific feature
> - direct contact with the maintainer: for urgent needs or really custom
> changes to the module for a specific project.
You seem to have left out the 4th way -- which is digging in and and writing
some code yourself. If there's a feature that you're willing to pay someone
else for, why can't you do it yourself (whether that means writing your own
code, or if you're a PM having someone who works for you write the code)?
After you write implement the feature yourself, you can contribute that code
back in the form of a patch and the maintainer can apply that him/herself.
One of the benefits of open source is that the source is open.
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