[PD] Bounties for Pd Features (was RE: segmented patchcords (was Re: PD & MAX))

Kyle Klipowicz kyleklip at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 22:05:14 CET 2007

Yes, a bounty system would be great. At this point, if you are not a
student, Max/MSP/Jitter costs about $850 US. I think that (myself
included) many Pd users would gladly shell out a few dollars to see
features met. I for one have donated to Hans' efforts directly on his
site via PayPal, because I know of the importance of financial

What is Matju's bounty on getting gridflow working out of box on OS X?


On Dec 6, 2007 2:05 PM, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Hallo,
> Kyle Klipowicz hat gesagt: // Kyle Klipowicz wrote:
> > And this is precisely the unfortunate reason why the open source world
> > will (almost) always lag behind the commercial world of consumer
> > software. When developers make their bread and butter based upon if
> > the consumer buys, they're more likely to pay attention to and
> > implement the wishes of their users. Take Ableton. They actively parse
> > their online forums for feature requests...and then implement them
> > when a critical mass is reached.
> >
> > There are some exceptions in the FOSS world. Ubuntu is quite user
> > friendly (with the support of a large endowment from a very wealthy
> > organization with a charter specifically devoted to bringing Linux to
> > the non-programmer set of the world). Firefox is giving IE a run for
> > it's money (although the primary codebase from FF comes from the old
> > commercial, closed source Netscape).
> Ubuntu, while open source, is a commercial product. Like Redhat Linux
> and many other commercial FLOSS products. For these kinds of open
> source software, money of course is one motivation, and if that money
> comes directly from the user, the user's wishes are a influencing the
> software more directly. Money is not a bad motivator, and it's even
> playing a role in our little Pd world, where some projects are or have
> been funded (like IIRC the early work by Hans on pd-extended, or many
> docs, which were made for paid workshops etc.)
> Ciao
> --
>  Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__
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