[conspire] (forw) [MaraDNS list] Why I won't use Flattr or another similar scheme

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Sat Nov 12 13:38:29 PST 2011

Don Marti:
> begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 06:56:22PM +0000:
> > Don Marti:
> > > begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 02:58:34PM +0000:
> > > > Because if there's one thing the world doesn't have enough of,
> > > > it's speculators.  
> > > Could it use more former GNOME users blogging about how GNOME is
> > > not fvwm?
> > You knew when you wrote the question that we have a surfeit of
> > exactly that.
> So why not take some of the effort put into writing Usability Rants
> and rambling BTS comments, and turn it into a price signal?  Instead
> of "FIX THIS OR I'M INSTALLING (whatever old-school-looking window
> manager is hot now)" let them put $2 on the bug?

You believe these people will put their money where there mouth is.

I would predict that a futures market for bugs would result in the
introduction of disastrous bugs just to game the market.  It's hard to
flood the market with pork bellies, but bugs and software are
practically synonymous.

And you know, the people who shifted all this gambled cash their way
would insist that they're the ones doing the real work in the glorious
open source economy.  All those people actually writing code are just a
bunch of socialist whiners!

The world has too many derivatives traders already.  Don't encourage

A: No.
Q: Should I put my reply above quoted text?

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