[PD] Free/Open Bounties

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 04:16:59 CET 2018

There was recently a bounty for GEM developing, it started picking up,
everyone agreed it was a cool idea, I never used GEM in my life and I
chipped in 15 US$... the thing is that then there was a discussion on
wether to move to a different bounty system and the whole thing kinda died

So all I have to say is that I don't think there's an issue for Pd people,
and my only issue is that I hope my pennies do not go to waste :)

Em dom, 11 de nov de 2018 às 21:10, Julian Brooks <jbeezez at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> Can I ask our community what's the general take on bounties?
> I've discussed this informally with a couple of people on here (not
> on-list) and it's a polarising topic.
> For me, free/open is doomed unless we accept that current/traditional
> methods of practise serve as a form of serfdom - or require a hefty dose of
> institutional/employer support (& often community participation - which is
> great obvs.).
> It's not sustainable for free software to carry on reliant on free labour
> (IMO).
> I've always liked something that Michel Bauwens (p2p foundation) once said
> (roughly paraphrased), that copyleft can only be implemented once the
> revolution is complete, and until then we require to get paid (somewhere
> along the line).
> There are enough crappy things out there that are purely extractive,
> without replicating such political/economic hardships within my own
> favoured idealised/idealistic communities.
> This though, isn't to say I don't get the argument that it's a dangerous
> line to cross, with projects becoming solely an economic arms race, highly
> centralised, with reimagined methodologies and rules for participation.
> It's a tricky one.
> All input and insight appreciated...
> Best to all,
> Julian
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