Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] EclipseCoins: bounty for bug fixes
See https://bugs.eclipse.org/309536I've once heard that there could also
be a legal problem in some countries, but don't have any details on that.DaniFrom:
Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>To:
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EclipseCoins: bounty for bug fixesSent by:
While chatting with Mikael Barbero about some bug and how
to influence the community to fix it ASAP, we came to a (not that serious
but maybe worth considering idea) of EclipseCoins. The principle would
be to create a separate money for contributors to place bounties and earn
A first draft:
* Each contributor can start with 20 EclipseCoins
* Their contributions via Friends of Eclipse can increase their amount
* Contributors can place bounties on bug that are important for them.
At that point, a bug gets a value of interest, which could help in prioritizing.
Note that there are currently votes on Bugzilla, but it's not possible
to set a weight. Also, they have some restrictions in number of votes by
projects and so on.
* Then the person who fixes a bug gets the bounty and have the EclipseCoins
wallet bigger, to place bounties on some other bugs.
We could imagine EclipseCoin could be used to buy some Eclipse swag or
some discount in conferences.
It's both a nice way to let people kind of "buy a feature", have
influence, reward people who work hard and introduce gamification.
Does anyone know similar mechanism that were tried and have some feedback
on this topic?
Does anyone know existing software doing that?
Would it be interesting for our community? Would it make it more productive,
more fun, more diverse, whatever...? Would it have noticeable drawbacks
on the community?
Eclipse developer at JBoss,
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