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#1 2009-09-13 22:52:07

Dusty
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Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Hey everyone,

I just completed several finishing touches on Arch Bounty. Arch Bounty is an experiment in rewarding people for contributing to Arch Linux using donations. People can create projects they would like completed and donate to them. When the project is completed, the money is distributed based on the estimated percentage of work each contributor has done.

I'd like people to submit, donate to, and complete some smallish projects to see how the system works (both technically and socially).

Please use github to report bugs or feature requests... or code.

I'm hoping this will help people who have money, but not time or skill, to be able to contribute to Arch. If there's something you'd like to see done, put a bounty on it.
Dusty

Last edited by Dusty (2009-09-13 23:11:49)

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#2 2009-09-13 23:07:45

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Fix yer links Mr. Dusty. smile  Arch Bounty and Issues for the lazy ones among us.


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#3 2009-09-13 23:12:11

tomk
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Fixed (just in case Dusty is one of the lazy ones tongue )

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#4 2009-09-13 23:12:40

Dusty
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

oops.

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#5 2009-09-13 23:13:19

Ghost1227
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

...and your activation emails are sending out the activation link as example.com instead of bounty.archlinux.ca


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#6 2009-09-13 23:14:12

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Already created and activated an account and am waiting for potential projects...


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#7 2009-09-13 23:15:16

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

I like the general idea and hope that it will really stimulate some development. It will be interesting to see how this works out.

How will you accept donations and will there be a fee associated with the transfer? I'm curious about this considering the aim is to motivate small projects which are likely to attract small donations.

Btw, following Skottish's lead in the pbget thread, you will be docked 10% of your Arch Web Developer pay for your failure to use correct BBCode tags.

Dusty wrote:

I control all funds and could, in theory, run off with them at any time. If you do not trust me, please don't use the service. As many users have entrusted me with Arch Schwag purchases and I have been contributing to this community for many years, I do not anticipate this being a problem.

One day someone will audit you and discover several off-shore poutine slush funds derived from embezzled Arch donations and schwag profits.


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#8 2009-09-13 23:17:04

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

This is very cool Dusty. And, you're welcome for the move...

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#9 2009-09-13 23:37:28

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

This thing really makes me want to donate, will see into it soon smile


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#10 2009-09-13 23:43:28

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

A project to start projects, while donating. What a great idea. Win-win.

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#11 2009-09-14 00:53:46

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Should this be more publicized than just as a post in the forums? At least as a sticky? Though there's already quite a few of them.


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#12 2009-09-14 02:34:07

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

I would like to see an RSS feed for new projects, especially during the early days, I'd love to see what people need and maybe help out with a few things, but without an RSS feed for it I'm probably going to forget it exists in a week or two without some sort of reminders.

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#13 2009-09-14 03:25:51

Dusty
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Dusty wrote:

Please use github to report bugs or feature requests...

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#14 2009-09-14 03:37:57

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

I know I should report issues on GitHub, but I'm about to head off to bed and don't want to register another account tongue

I registered under Ranguvar, but look at my activation email... "Please click here to activate your account: http://example.com/accounts/activate/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
(Not really xxxxxx)

Example.com? Didn't know you owned that domain tongue

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#15 2009-09-14 04:00:07

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Ranguvar wrote:

I know I should report issues on GitHub, but I'm about to head off to bed and don't want to register another account tongue

I registered under Ranguvar, but look at my activation email... "Please click here to activate your account: http://example.com/accounts/activate/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
(Not really xxxxxx)

Example.com? Didn't know you owned that domain tongue

I thought I already pointed that out...


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#16 2009-09-14 04:22:23

Dusty
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Its fixed now, if you signed up before I fixed it, (its a database entry, not my favourite thing about django), just replace example.com with bounty.archlinux.ca

Dusty

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#17 2009-09-14 08:20:12

scragar
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

http://bounty.archlinux.ca/projects/1/

There's an error there right now...

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#18 2009-09-14 17:19:11

Dusty
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

scragar wrote:

http://bounty.archlinux.ca/projects/1/

There's an error there right now...

Uhum... missing dependency when I deployed to my host. I apologize.

Dusty

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#19 2009-09-14 17:25:49

Ranguvar
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Ghost1227 wrote:
Ranguvar wrote:

I know I should report issues on GitHub, but I'm about to head off to bed and don't want to register another account tongue

I registered under Ranguvar, but look at my activation email... "Please click here to activate your account: http://example.com/accounts/activate/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
(Not really xxxxxx)

Example.com? Didn't know you owned that domain tongue

I thought I already pointed that out...

Durr, I fail to read correctly when tired.

Apologies, and thanks Dusty smile

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#20 2009-10-10 20:01:43

Dusty
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Hey all,

I just did a couple of updates to make archbounty more usable, hopefully it will encourage some new projects to be added:

1) At user request, I added dates to projects and posts so people can see the timing of a thread of conversation or project.  Huge oversight that these weren't included in the first place.

2) I added the ability to subscribe to a project so e-mail notifications are sent to users when the project is updated or commented on.  THis should make it easer for creators to monitor progress on their projects and contributors to know what is going on.

Dusty

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#21 2009-10-28 00:15:59

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Thanks for this idea and the implementation! Very clever way to "introduce money" imho... A bit more publicity would serve this project well, I think. Let's see how it develops!

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#22 2009-11-14 01:17:25

qqa
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Wauw, great idea... i really hope that this will be a hit among the the developers... I think that many small projects will benefit greatly from this...
The programmers will probarly not be living only from this income, but its a nice way to say - hey we really like your work wink

One thing, i could not find out where to send to money too, alertpay talks about sending it to an email...
Maybe i am blind, but i could not find one at the page... i just sayed to use alertpay...

Anyway, this is great smile - keep it up smile

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#23 2009-11-14 02:32:27

Dusty
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Donations go to a specific project. To donate, log into arch bounty and picked one of the accepted projects:

http://bounty.archlinux.ca/projects/accepted/

Each accepted project has a form to submit a donation to that project, underneath the description.

Dusty

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#24 2009-11-14 04:23:30

qqa
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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

Ahh i see...
Then lets hope there will come more projects there... I will keep an eye out on the site... smile

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#25 2009-11-14 14:11:45

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Re: Announching Arch Bounty! (HOWTO: put your money where your mouth is)

What about paying via paypal? tongue


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