[PD] expr money

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Sat Nov 12 22:41:57 CET 2011

On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:21:29 -0800
Marvin Humphrey <marvin at rectangular.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 03:24:27PM -0500, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> > btw, I haven't seen any of the three funders (Andy, Jonathan, Marvin) say 
> > whether their money is just for [expr], or does it include [expr~] and/or 
> > [fexpr~] as well. The task description should be made clearer.
> What I would like to see is uniform BSD licensing for PD Vanilla.
> That said, if Shahrokh believed that the task only included [expr], I'm fine
> with that.  I doubt he's going to be funded at anywhere near what his time is
> worth, either way.

I agree with Matju on early clarity of requirements. For my part I had
assumed a small amount of money like one or two hundred would justify
only cursory changes to [expr] to bring its licence to BSD compliance.
> > Also, there's no webpage about it. Perhaps you could get together to 
> > write a page listing the goals and the amounts of money. It could be on  
> > puredata.info. There could also be a new section for that kind of thing,  
> > and/or it could be put next to the Google Summer of Code pages and other  
> > funding-related things.
> Personally, I'm not into the idea of generalizing this -- public funding is a
> legal and bureaucratic hassle, and I'm considering this a specific charity
> donation a la sponsoring a friend in Race for The Cure, not seed money for a
> bug-bounty model of development.  I'm also unlikely to contribute again.  For
> me, this is a one-time put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is special situation
> that I only really considered because the original author made a unique
> proposal.
> Marvin Humphrey

My leaning is with Marvin here, to support a one-off project as raised by Matt
(Hardoff), rather than initiate a general bounty movement for Pd. 
Although maybe that is another discussion the community could be having.(?)

Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>

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