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jcz

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I'm ready to pay :twocents: , just tell me how and give me some plan for how the money will be managed.

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AMOUNT: I'll go to $50
DESIRED FEATURE: all.

Key thing for me is mostly recurring events. It's also important to me to be able to get this up and running without too much pain. I've actually got a slew of GL's running and a highly involved patch (then update process) would be painful.

I fully support inclusion of these functions into the mainline calendar so that when I upgrade GL, I automatically get Calendar upgrades.

It hasn't been talked about here, but another killer feature for me would be to allow users to add the events to their Outlook calendars. There have been hacks for this floating around, but I've never had the time to get them running. I guess this will have to wait given the fixed requirements though. :blahblah:

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Quote by: jcz

It hasn't been talked about here, but another killer feature for me would be to allow users to add the events to their Outlook calendars. There have been hacks for this floating around, but I've never had the time to get them running. I guess this will have to wait given the fixed requirements though. :blahblah:

It will also need to wait for someone with Outlook to program it.

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tt0ne

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Can someone tell which thread I should be posting on? There are three forum threads dedicated to this one plugin - I'm confused about which one I should be posting comments on...
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tt0ne, if you want to talk about money, keep using this topic.

If you want to talk about the technical aspects, go to the first post in this topic and choose the link (among the three) that you care for.

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Thanks, LWC.
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tt0ne

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So, I've made a proposal for handling the money. There has been no input on it for four days. Can I assume that there is better idea out there that someone has suggested and I'm just missing the thread location?

If not, we all realize that without the money sitting somewhere ready to be transferred - no one is going to implement this bounty. Dirk has already said he'd rather the community handle something with such a large cashpot - I've made a suggestion - I'd like to hear some other ideas so we can get this going!

Warmly,

- Marco
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Sorry Marco, havent checked this topic for a few days I would be happy sending my contribution to you, what about everyone else?

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tt0ne

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Dazzy,

Well, HeavenlySanctuary.com's contribution is $200 and it looks like yours is $50. That's $250. I'd say if we can get one more person to contribute to the pot we'd probably get someone to start developing it.

Feel free to donate the money and I'll add it to the $200. I'll transfer $200 into our paypal system right now.

- Marco
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Ok, unless you're a business owner that wishes to get invoices when paying for these plugins, you can ignore this post.

If you are one, than while I see no one else standing up, it seems being a non-profit organization with a merchant # and an online e-com system doesn't really matter, if all you end up doing is getting paid via PayPal. Just like Dirk would have been paid. So all those things are meaningless technically and are only good to prove your credibility.

So let's say you're as credible as Dirk (if not more due to your official status). Still, the difference is Dirk told me his country Germany has a law that lets him hand out one time invoices, even though he's not a business owner. That is, for the purposes of these "donations", he could hand out one time invoices as if we paid for his business.

What about you? You already claimed you can't consider this a donation. So could you provide those who pay invoices, so they can declare it as a business expence?

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tt0ne

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LWC,

Sure - just tell me how to do that without interferring with our non-profit IRS requirements...

This was just a suggestion, my friend - I'm totally open to whatever people decide - I'm just anxious to get the plugin developed ;-)

The other alternative was that I could hire Blaine for our organization and then just donate the plugin to the geeklog community and opensource it... But, of course - it's always much nicer to SAVE THE MONEY and go with a bunch of people on this.

:-)

- Marco
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I am assuming everyone is fine with jmucchiello coding this project.

Once jmucchiello takes the project, the feature list should be locked (unless the developer agrees with an addition)

jmucchiello what is your schedule here? Have you started or are you waiting until the pledges are collected or until your schedule opens up. Also, what is your ROUGH estimate of a time line to getting something for testing, as example, 20 hours in 1 week or 20 hours spread over a month.

I am sure one of us can hold the money but I think Dirk would be the best choice (if he has the time) since he has the account etc.. in place and is dealing with other bounties. Plus he will have to check the coding to make sure it meets the geeklog coding standards before incorporating into the build (unless he is spinning off this plugin).

Maybe 3 of the people who have time and who have made some of the larger pledges (they have more at stake) would like to take control of the requested features list. When any 2 says all features have been implemented, are bug free, and Dirk OK's the code, then the bounty can be paid.

So lets vote:

Feature List Locked?

- Yes

Money Handler

- My vote is for Dirk (if he wants too) or ttOne.

Requested Features

- Maybe a few people who submitted $200 would like to take this up?
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Features Locked:

Vote yes

Money:

Well, I would've wanted Dirk, too - but he declined - so I made the suggestion that we could do it through the non-profit organization I work for.

Feature List:

I vote Tex.

- Marco
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Features Locked:
Vote yes

Money:
Dirk, else Marco, we need a final decision made on this asap.

Feature List:

Tex also

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I'm fine with this. I've been a little busy, so haven't followed the discuss too closely. But if I understand this, I'll be checking the features (preferably with at least another person who will agree with me) to see if all is well. Eager to take this responsibility.

I think the coder is a bit tied up and won't be able to get anything until the end of the year. I think he also said we need not sweat paying until he gets something. STILL, I think we should get some secure way to collect the money while the interest is high. It would be very nice to finally get this plugin up to snuff.

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If that is true - the end of the year - I say we put the money together as soon as possible so we can attract other potential developers.

If we put enough together, I bet you Blaine himself would write it. Or maybe Mark?

- Marco
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tt0ne

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Also, I think we need to here an official "yay or nay" from Dirk...

If he says "nay" - I'll transfer $200 immediately into our paypal system to get the ball rolling.

If he says "yay" - then I'll transfer $200 on behalf of HeavenlySanctuary.com immediately into whatever system Dirk has set up.

- Marco
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How much money is involved? The original post is no longer updated since more people have agreed to pay in following posts.

We need a new summary post (with X will pay Y, A will pay B - overall it's Z), if anyone is willing to do one.

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Quote by: tt0ne

If not, we all realize that without the money sitting somewhere ready to be transferred - no one is going to implement this bounty.

Did you miss me saying I was starting to implement this stuff? I expect to start working on it in earnest around August and hope to finish by the end of the year but I make no promises about the end date.

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Ok, lets give everyone till Wednesday for a chance to Vote (I go on vacation this Friday). I'll tally up the votes and post the results. I'll help Text out with the requested features since I feel we need at least 2 doing this.

jmucchiello has taken up the bounty so that is set. The bounty has been talked about for awhile and there have been no other takers. Hopefully he can get things done as soon as his schedule allows (as he mentioned in previous post).

Quote by: Laugh

I am assuming everyone is fine with jmucchiello coding this project.

Once jmucchiello takes the project, the feature list should be locked (unless the developer agrees with an addition)

jmucchiello what is your schedule here? Have you started or are you waiting until the pledges are collected or until your schedule opens up. Also, what is your ROUGH estimate of a time line to getting something for testing, as example, 20 hours in 1 week or 20 hours spread over a month.

I am sure one of us can hold the money but I think Dirk would be the best choice (if he has the time) since he has the account etc.. in place and is dealing with other bounties. Plus he will have to check the coding to make sure it meets the geeklog coding standards before incorporating into the build (unless he is spinning off this plugin).

Maybe 3 of the people who have time and who have made some of the larger pledges (they have more at stake) would like to take control of the requested features list. When any 2 says all features have been implemented, are bug free, and Dirk OK's the code, then the bounty can be paid.

So lets vote:

Feature List Locked?

- Yes

Money Handler

- My vote is for Dirk (if he wants too) or ttOne.

Requested Features

- Maybe a few people who submitted $200 would like to take this up?


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I agree with Laugh, jmucchiello was the only one interested in this so bounty should go to him, which if I added up right is currently $920.
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