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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <>
Subject Re: Funding someone to fix a few bugs
Date Mon, 11 Sep 2006 17:14:49 GMT
Yoav Shapira wrote:
> Hi,
>> George Sexton wrote:
>> > Is it permitted to offer to fund someone to fix a few bugs? I have
>> > three things I'd like to see fixed. One trivial, and two non-trivial.
> I'm not sure, but I'm not aware of precedents, and I am aware of some
> discussion against this idea.
> On 9/11/06, Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <> wrote:
>> I don't see this as a problem, all ASF committers are being funded
>> somehow to enable them to do their contributions here.
> No, that's not true.  Many of us, such as myself, contribute to the
> ASF during our free time on our own equipment.
so you fund your own time, that the whole point. Someone, and always 
someone funds your time here.
Be it yourself, a company or something else

>> As with any patches, you can offer someone $ to come up with a patch,
>> that patch will be submitted, reviewed and if accepted applied to the
>> code base.
> Yes, the normal patch review and acceptance criteria still apply.
> Even if you paid someone, a patch can be -1ed or otherwise not make it
> into the product.
> Yoav
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