We've been asked if we could quickly implement new features in #Liberapay so that it could replace #Bountysource, which has been doing shady things. We can't and we don't want to. Encouraging people to pay for a specific issue to be solved is problematic, it creates bad incentives instead of providing stable funding for the proper maintenance and development of a project. If you still think bounties are a good idea, then you can try to revive freedomsponsors.org/

Maybe Issue bounties make more sense when they are set by the developers on issues they need additional help with?


@jambamkin I agree. For Snikket, we've discussed soliciting donations for specific pieces of work, so donors don't feel like they're throwing coins in a wishing well. For example, there's no reason for iThing users to donate to a project that only has an Android app. But if they could donate specifically for the dev work on the iThing app...


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