[PD] Free/Open Bounties

Antoine Rousseau antoine at metalu.net
Mon Nov 12 10:51:57 CET 2018

I personally gave 60€, and I'd really like the Gem developers to take it
rather than the Bountysource people (who will start to do it from December
whether the issues are actually fixed or not...

Le lun. 12 nov. 2018 à 04:16, Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com> a
écrit :

> 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
> away.
> 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>
> escreveu:
>> 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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