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We've been asked if we could quickly implement new features in so that it could replace , 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/

@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.

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

@mmu_man We know, our message is mostly to remind everyone why Liberapay doesn't provide a bounty system.

You can find a few more details about the aborted Bountysource ToS change on GitHub: github.com/bountysource/core/p

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@elementary Hey, check out freedomsponsors.org

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