Quote by: LWC[p]BTW, how much money per year are we talking about?
And is this how bounties shall work in general? Project requesters would always pay you and you'd always pay the programmers?[/p]
Check our bounties page
- there are two sorts of sponsorship: Ongoing and per task.
Ongoing (like AOE Media did) means that someone gives us the money and we decide which task to sponsor with it. Per task (as Kevin Horton did) is a one-time dontation towards a specific feature.
I guess the latter could also be paid directly from the sponsor to the person(s) implementing it. But we'd like to protect us and the people working on a task from "disappearing acts". It would make us look bad and the person working on the task angry. That way, we also have more control over if and how we accept the code - given that we will have to maintain it from that point on, I think that's only fair.