[LAU] How can we convert money to fixing bugs in software?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Aug 3 10:16:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:23 AM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:51:46PM +0400, Louigi Verona wrote:
> > Alexandre, I hope you are correct. I personally would donate to a
> project I
> > find useful.
> I have just heard of this new project: http://www.kodefund.com
> I have not actually had any experience with it, but it seems to be aiming
> in the direction discussed here.

sites like this are NOT the solution in my opinion. we do not need more
middle men involved in the process of moving whatever revenue might
potentially flow between users and developers. what we do need is a better
banking system that makes person-to-person transfers easy, cheap
(preferably zero cost) and fast. this will not come from the world of
geeks, nerds and open source enthusiasts - the banking sector is controlled
by a different set of people with a different set of interests. clearly, in
europe are already significantly better in many respects that relate to
this. but in the US such transfers are absurdly hard. and crossing borders
between currencies is still subject to absurd conversion fees (which do
have a little justification because of the fluctuation risk posed to
whoever participates).

in short, more websites, no matter what the model is, is not really the
answer to this issue. except, maybe (just maybe) bitcoin, which seems to
have stalled for now.

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