Bounties would definitely help. I, like everyone else, has a limited amount of time to allocate. Right now, I allocate it based on my employer's needs. If there was a serious bounty on, say, making perltidy robust or improving the B modules, then I could convince my wife that spending my time there is worthwhile vs. improving my standing at work.
Part of the issue is that there's a huge rampup time. Maybe, p5p should spend some time documenting more. I'd chip in for a bounty on that ...
My criteria for good software:
- Does it work?
- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?