Posted Aug 17, 2012 21:01 UTC (Fri) by dashesy
In reply to: Feature bounties
Parent article: GUADEC: New funding models for open source software
As an idea I think there should be also some sort of motivation, it can be seen as a game with trophies. A Linux.com email is a respected trophy that adds to the other values that Linux Foundation membership brings. Similarly a badge with one or more numbers that show how much a person/company cares about freedom and open source would be a good thing to brag about. Same badge can be displayed on bugzilla when reporting a bug or requesting a feature, and other places if a common API is used (linking with OpenID maybe).
Personally I would not mind paying for software if it is well written, open source is like science and is capable of achieving the higher quality because of real peer review.
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