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Bounties for bug fixes

by Anonymous Monk
on May 08, 2013 at 14:27 UTC ( #1032614=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is their a way to provide a bounty to fix a bug reported to (e.g., when the bug is fixed, the maintainers each get $25 or something like that?) Is it considered rude? I tried to patch the problem myself, but my XS skillz are not that good.

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Re: Bounties for bug fixes
by hdb (Monsignor) on May 08, 2013 at 14:56 UTC

    You could try in this forum, name your bug, offer your $25, there are enough knowledgeable people around. You could pay in amazon or starbucks vouchers.

Re: Bounties for bug fixes
by InfiniteSilence (Curate) on May 08, 2013 at 15:48 UTC

    Part of me likes this idea, but I would think that the first person you should try to get to fix a bug is the author noted in the module's Pod. I don't have any issue with seeing it in Perlmonks but I would want at least some evidence that the poster has tried that route and it failed.

    Celebrate Intellectual Diversity

Re: Bounties for bug fixes
by davido (Archbishop) on May 08, 2013 at 22:49 UTC

    Which module is it, anyway? And which RT number? Just curious.

    Also, do you happen to have a self-contained TAP-producing test that demonstrates the bug?


Re: Bounties for bug fixes
by Random_Walk (Prior) on May 08, 2013 at 14:55 UTC

    You could email the maintainer(s) and offer them Bitcoin.


    Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!
Re: Bounties for bug fixes
by Tux (Abbot) on May 09, 2013 at 13:38 UTC

    Offering beer for the next YAPC might also help. Or lunch or whiskey. I've been given all of these on YAPC's for bugs fixed without knowing in advance, so it might be worth offering as motivation :)

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: Bounties for bug fixes
by Anonymous Monk on May 08, 2013 at 14:46 UTC

    I doubt it, I haven't seen any such mechanism

    RT doesn't deal with money

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