Re: Paying developers to get features faster
From: Ben Measures (saint_abroadremove_at_removehotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:57:08 +0000
Pascal Bourguignon wrote:
> Ben Theil <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>Rewarding programmers to clean up the code is a great way to create a
>>robust OS and applications. A prize of $200 to clean up the code for
>>GNOME XYZ application OR Linux Network drivers, is a lot of money for a
>>programmer in India. Similar prizes could be setup to clean the code for
>>the kernel, KDE, OpenOffice etc.
> However, it should be noted that there are brain dead ways to clear a
> compile of all warnings. That should not the objective, that should
> only be the symptome of a clean development process.
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