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 https://freedomsponsors.org/
@Liberapay Love this stance of yours!
We must make sure crowdsourced funding does not mean a paying elite decides the development of a project and the developers are bound to implement certain things, and things in certain ways, just to make ends meet. Either support the entire thing, or just don't.
Guess that'd be relevant for non-tech creators like artists, bloggers, podcasters.
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...
@Liberapay seems they did a U-turn:
@elementary Hey, check out freedomsponsors.org
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