develooper Front page | perl.advocacy | Postings from February 2013

Fw: Funding & Feature Request Management For Open Source

From:
Shlomi Fish
Date:
February 17, 2013 21:43
Subject:
Fw: Funding & Feature Request Management For Open Source
Message ID:
20130217234334.7211f827@telaviv1.shlomifish.org
Begin forwarded message:

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:33:42 -0500
From: James Clark <james.clark@cvalka.com>
To: Shlomi Fish <shlomif@shlomifish.org>
Cc: Antuan Shakhin <antuan.shakhin@cvalka.com>
Subject: Re: Funding & Feature Request Management For Open Source


Hi Shlomi,

So far everything has gone smoothly with developers adding projects and
users making pledges. If the offer is still good we would like to take you
up on forwarding the message (found below) about Catincan's beta launch to
the mailing lists you're on.

Thanks again,
James

------------------
Just wanted to let you know that the beta of www.catincan.com -
crowdfunding for *existing* open source projects, has launched.

2 Big Things:
1. All Catincan fees will be waived for the first 6 months for all projects.
2. The first 25 projects that have a new feature funded will have the
10% successful funding *fee waived for life*.

If you know any developer that has an open source project and could
use some funding, please pass this along so they can be one of the first 25
as well.

Last, we just want to be clear that on Catincan, only developers
on existing open source projects can put new features up for
crowdfunding. Users can of course send you messages to request features,
but developers remain 100% in control of their projects. We just want to
help more open source projects grow and thrive.

Thanks,
James

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM, James Clark <james.clark@cvalka.com> wrote:

> Hi Shlomi,
>
> Thank you for offering to do that! We're all set to go live tomorrow but
> are still worried there might be some bugs and don't want to lose any
> credibility. I hope your offer will still be good once we know everything
> is working properly after this soft launch (hopefully just a few days or
> so).
>
> Thanks again!
> James
>
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif@shlomifish.org>wrote:
>
>> Hi James,
>>
>> thanks for letting me know - what you described below sounds really good.
>> If
>> you want, I can spread the word by forwarding your E-mail to some mailing
>> lists.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>         Shlomi Fish
>>
>> On Tue, 5 Feb 2013 18:58:56 -0500
>> James Clark <james.clark@cvalka.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi Shlomi,
>> >
>> > You said you would definitely give a funding platform for open source
>> > projects a try so wanted to let you know that we're launching the beta
>> of
>> > www.catincan.com - crowdfunding for *existing* open source projects,
>> within
>> > the next 24 hours.
>> >
>> > 2 Big Things:
>> > 1. All Catincan fees will be waived for the first 6 months for all
>> projects.
>> > 2. The first 25 projects that have a new feature funded will have the
>> > 10% successful funding *fee waived for life*.
>> >
>> > If you know any developer that has an open source project and could use
>> > some funding, please pass this along so they can be one of the first 25
>> as
>> > well.
>> >
>> > Lastly, we just want to be clear that on Catincan, only developers on
>> > existing open source projects can put new features up for crowdfunding.
>> > Users can of course send you messages to request features, but
>> developers
>> > remain 100% in control of their projects. We just want to help more open
>> > source projects grow and thrive.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > James
>> >
>> > On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:18 AM, James Clark <james.clark@cvalka.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hi Shlomi,
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Thanks for responding - it helps us understand what problems open
>> source
>> > > developers have to keep us on the right track. Our vision is to have
>> open
>> > > source developers in charge of their projects but encourage users to
>> fund
>> > > the features they need most. We will definitely keep you posted and
>> hope
>> > > that you will find the project useful. When it launches we will
>> definitely
>> > > let you know.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks,
>> > > James
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > =================================
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Hi James,
>> > >
>> > > let me answer your questions as best as I can.
>> > >
>> > > On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:38:17 -0700 (PDT)
>> > > james.clark@catincan.com wrote:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >  Hi,
>> > >
>> > > We are building a web based tool to help open source projects with
>> > > feature requests & funding (www.catincan.com). We're hoping you might
>> > > provide us with some insight by answering the 5 questions below.
>> > >
>> > > 1. Do you have a problem managing feature requests (time it
>> > > takes/prioritizing)?
>> > >
>> > > I don&apos;t have such a problem. On the other hand, most of the
>> projects
>> > > I am managing are small-scale and don&apos;t take a lot of time to
>> manage.
>> > >
>> > > Normally, feature requests are done using E-mail or using the issue
>> > > tracker.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Well, my projects don&apos;t require a lot of funding, but,
>> naturally, it
>> > > would have been preferable if I could make a living out of my
>> open-source
>> > > work.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Well, I think a way for people to bid or offer money on feature
>> requests
>> > > (or bug fixes) for the projects would be appreciated.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > I would use it, yes. Or at least refer people to it on the home page.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Well, with Freecell Solver ( http://fc-solve.shlomifish.org/ ),
>> currently
>> > > there is a problem that people run into problems understanding why
>> > > composite multi-card moves are legal in the solution. This was solved
>> > > to a large extent with a move expander, but there&apos;s now the
>> issue of
>> > > integrating it with the core solver.
>> > >
>> > > Other projects have different issues.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > OK.
>> > >
>> > > Regards,
>> > >
>> > > Shlomi Fish
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > -----------------------------------------------------------------
>> > > Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/
>> > > Freecell Solver - http://fc-solve.shlomifish.org/
>> > >
>> > > COBOL is the old Java.
>> > >
>> > > Please reply to list if it&apos;s a mailing list post -
>> > > http://shlom.in/reply
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>> Shlomi Fish       http://www.shlomifish.org/
>> Perl Humour - http://perl-begin.org/humour/
>>
>> <rindolf>  If you repeat a scene 50k times, then the movie will have less
>> entropy and will compress better. ( irc://irc.freenode.org/#perlcafe )
>>
>> Please reply to list if it's a mailing list post - http://shlom.in/reply.
>>
>
>


-- 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Shlomi Fish       http://www.shlomifish.org/
Rethinking CPAN - http://shlom.in/rethinking-cpan

There is no IGLU Cabal! Homeā€made Cabals eventually superseded the power and
influence of the original IGLU Cabal, which was considered a cutting edge
development at its time.

Please reply to list if it's a mailing list post - http://shlom.in/reply .




nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About