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

Jack jack at rybn.org
Fri Dec 7 03:14:37 CET 2007

Le 6 déc. 07 à 22:05, Kyle Klipowicz a écrit :

> 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
> 'reinforcement.'
> What is Matju's bounty on getting gridflow working out of box on OS X?
It would be nice to have this library directly in pd-extended ! ;)
Or a great tutorial (How to install gridflow on osx for beginner ?)


> ~Kyle
> 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                                     _  
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