[OSM-dev] X-Prizes

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Mar 18 17:03:03 GMT 2008


> Anyone have any thoughts on
> whether it would fly?

It might but I fear that the coding community would be adversely  
affected to a point where people don't work unless paid, or "free  
time" programmers get shot down for taking away cash from others,  
whatever. Currently if someone says he's working on <subject> and  
he's not fast enough for my taste, I can just implement it faster; if  
money and prizes come into play, this makes me the evil guy who has  
taken away "his" money (even more so if he should have spoken about  
his work on the list beforehand)... all sorts of potential problems.

I'd say try it out but keep a close eye on the mood in the community  
about it and pull the plug if we feel it creates more trouble than it  


Frederik Ramm  ##  eMail frederik at remote.org  ##  N49°00'09" E008°23'33"

More information about the dev mailing list