For several years, I’ve had a project bouncing around in the back of my mind that would allow users to donate money to have specific Arch Linux related tasks accomplished. Other users could accept these ‘bounties,’ do the work, and receive the donations.
I decided this fall that it was time to implement it. I’ve been working on it (a few minutes at a time) for a month or more. The current site is very basic, but I wanted to put it up for code review:
It is not currently active; no donatons are processed (even if you go through the entire payment procedure). Any projects created will be deleted when the system goes live, so feel free to add whatever you like. I’d appreciate feedback (patches best) on the code and styling, as well as new feature ideas. Donations are now processed and test projects were deleted. Arch Bounty is Live!
Use github for feature requests and issue reporting.
If you don’t like the idea, that’s fine, you don’t have to use it. I’m perfectly aware that introducing money to an open source can cause a dangerous change in the dynamics. But I want to give it a shot and see what explodes. If it works as well as I would like, it could be a very good thing for the Arch Linux community. If it works as poorly as it could, we shall simply not speak of it again.