i think contributing to free software/open source is a really great way to spend money. yes, i am not just talking about it, i spent some, and i’d like to spend it better in the future, that’s why i am writing this.

what i’d like to have, is not just possibility to donate to projects, but pay for exact features. may be i came up with that idea, or someone else. you can scroll through list of ideas, and put money on that.

yes, i know the word bounty.

let’s say, i like sailfish, and i’d like to put money for some sailfish software to be improved. in the exact way. and then, you don’t only get a feeling that you have done something good, you know you also can use the feature implemented. and everyone in the world. with your help.

so, i guess we need better system to work with bounties. yes, web site, an app, however banal that sounds, something very easy to use, and very easy to contribute money for exact features, with ETA’s when to expect the wanted update.

and a community of freelancers, who would be eager to get the money, and make a world better place by contributing efforts to free software development.

this is not easy. upstream developers should be registered there too. work publicly with contributors, so that they know which kind of contribution is more likely be accepted. if some upstream developers are hostile, then may be their projects will be forked and more work will be done for the forks. #free_software #bounty

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in the wake of this post and comments.

i accept that free software is often far behind it’s proprietary analogues. we, the society must learn to not take it for granted.

we must pay to the creators to support their work. we must hire developers around us to contribute our desired patches. we must set up bounties for necessary features.

thus we will encourage development of free software.

because free doesn’t mean free-ware, it’s not as free beer but as free speech.

software requires investments like tree requires water.

#free_software #free-software #libresoftware #open-source #open_source #freeware #development #investment #bounty #software #freedom

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