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[ANN] Sponsoring an XWiki issue

Eduard Moraru
Hello XWiki community members,

Do you have an issue that is very important to you, but nobody seems to
notice even if you`ve reported it a while ago?

About a month ago we have included in our issue tracker (
http://jira.xwiki.org ) the ability to sponsor an issue. Have you seen that
green link on the right side (
http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Community/Contributing/sponsorIssue.png?width=800
), that`s it! :)

We did not get much of a reaction until now, so I should maybe try to
present it properly to the community and see what people think; if it's a
good idea or not; if it`s going to work out or if we should dump it.

The idea is simple and is described in our Contributing page (
http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Contributing#HSponsoringissues
).

Basically, you see an issue that you really want someone to fix and you
offer yourself to sponsor it, in the hopes of motivating people to
prioritize your issue above all others. Other people may join in and
increase the sponsored amount any time, so the chances of the issue to be
fixed will grow accordingly. You do this by clicking the green "Sponsor"
link on the right side of the issue, getting redirected to the
FreedomSponsors.org website, fill in the details and wait for the magic to
happen.

At this point, any member of the community with developer skills can see
your issue above others and have a go at it. When he is done and you are
happy with the work, you can reward him with the promised amount.

More details on the technicalities can be found on their FAQ (
https://freedomsponsors.org/faq ).

Among the advantages, I can list:
- Prioritize your issue above others
- Reward people for their time spent on helping you out with your needs
- A way to sponsor open source hard work done on the XWiki project

Let us know what you think about this initiative.

Thanks,
Eduard
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Re: [xwiki-devs] [ANN] Sponsoring an XWiki issue

rrodriguezIDIS
Thanks Eduard,

Please, allow me a couple of sentences on this proposal.

I do like it even though a number of questions arise about how this kind of payments could be reflected, for instance, in the accountability of a private entity like the one I'm working with right now. It is for sure that, initially, the amounts we are talking about are not big enough as for being of "great" concern, but in the "normative nightmare" we live in Europa, anything could happen! I'm thinking now about what could I need to have clear to go to my boss and ask her for a payment to sponsoring a XWiki issue.

Another thing about this and other similar crowdfunding initiatives is that it will take some time to change how things are being done until now. And it seems to me that big corporations and SMEs have been playing around time enough as for expecting a dramatic, and for me undesirable, change. I don't know if XWiki will succeed with this initiative, but I'm sure at any point this kind of initiatives will generalice creating a kind of "parallel knowledge market" that will change the way business are being done today!

Please, keep trying!

Ricardo

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Ricardo Rodríguez
Research Management and Promotion Technician
Technical Secretariat
Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS)
http://www.idisantiago.es

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De: devs [[hidden email]] en nombre de Eduard Moraru [[hidden email]]
Enviado: martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014 14:40
Para: XWiki Developers; XWiki Users
Asunto: [xwiki-devs] [ANN] Sponsoring an XWiki issue

Hello XWiki community members,

Do you have an issue that is very important to you, but nobody seems to
notice even if you`ve reported it a while ago?

About a month ago we have included in our issue tracker (
http://jira.xwiki.org ) the ability to sponsor an issue. Have you seen that
green link on the right side (
http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Community/Contributing/sponsorIssue.png?width=800
), that`s it! :)

We did not get much of a reaction until now, so I should maybe try to
present it properly to the community and see what people think; if it's a
good idea or not; if it`s going to work out or if we should dump it.

The idea is simple and is described in our Contributing page (
http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Contributing#HSponsoringissues
).

Basically, you see an issue that you really want someone to fix and you
offer yourself to sponsor it, in the hopes of motivating people to
prioritize your issue above all others. Other people may join in and
increase the sponsored amount any time, so the chances of the issue to be
fixed will grow accordingly. You do this by clicking the green "Sponsor"
link on the right side of the issue, getting redirected to the
FreedomSponsors.org website, fill in the details and wait for the magic to
happen.

At this point, any member of the community with developer skills can see
your issue above others and have a go at it. When he is done and you are
happy with the work, you can reward him with the promised amount.

More details on the technicalities can be found on their FAQ (
https://freedomsponsors.org/faq ).

Among the advantages, I can list:
- Prioritize your issue above others
- Reward people for their time spent on helping you out with your needs
- A way to sponsor open source hard work done on the XWiki project

Let us know what you think about this initiative.

Thanks,
Eduard
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