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Re: Special paid section for 'write me a program' posts

by ehdonhon (Curate)
on Jan 09, 2003 at 04:50 UTC ( #225438=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Special paid section for 'write me a program' posts

It sounds like a well intentioned idea. But it also seems like a slippery slope. Where do we draw the line between what is "free" knowledge, and what one must pay for? Besides, when theory becomes practice, I wonder how many people would actually use it.

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Re: Re: Special paid section for 'write me a program' posts
by tretin (Friar) on Jan 09, 2003 at 13:44 UTC
    I think it would stand to reason that, over a period of time, payment for perl code would eventually merge into payment for help with already existing code (information that WAS readily available, and free to boot) and that would damage pm's reputation and eventually debilitate this site from what it is now, into somewhat of a bounty hunt, or a who can get to the answer first to say that they got the most donated to the fund, situtation.

    the XP system would have to be reconfigured to rate on the amount of money the programmer had raised for the charity.

    work it harder make it better do it faster makes us stronger more than ever hour after our work is never over.

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