[OSM-dev] X-Prizes

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Mar 18 17:06:32 GMT 2008

On 18 Mar 2008, at 17:03, Frederik Ramm wrote:

> Hi,
>> 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.

are there examples of where this has happened in other projects?

maybe, if this is the case, then only small bug bounties should be  

have fun,

SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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