Re: Some (random) comments about the bounties

On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 01:21:38PM +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> For example, I saw this question on "can people
> outside the US receive bounties too?". Someone (anonymous...) answered
> yes. Yet, I don't know if it's ok in France to give some money to
> someone like this: there are laws regulating donations.

Another approach might be to offer equipment -- a lot of hackers will
be motivated by a new laptop or a hard drive, even more than money.
Such things are even harder to share though.

Maybe 10 pairs of gnome-emblazoned socks as a prize?
As worn by Miguel? ;-)  Hmm, well, OK, that's going too far.

I remember Sun offering a $30,000 prize once for an XSL implementation;
it was too small an amount for me to risk spending the time on it,
but if they'd offered, say, a $50K sparc workstation, costing them
about the same amount (perhaps, I'm guessing), it might have sounded
more interesting.  I'd no longer have made the calculation of time
vs probable compensation.

Just a thought.


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C,

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