Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jan 2006 22:01 UTC, submitted by fylfot
RISC OS "Imagine the following situation: a collection of computer users draw up a wishlist of software they'd really like to see developed. These end users then begin to donate money to projects that they'd individually like to see appear. A programmer then goes about creating an item from the list that has donations attached to it. Once the project is complete and enough money has been raised, the author can collect the cash and release the software. Finished code is withheld until enough money has been donated. It's worked for other operating systems, but can it work for RISC OS?"
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Which other...
by mlauzon on Wed 18th Jan 2006 22:39 UTC
mlauzon
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2005-07-25

operating systems has it worked with..?!

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RE: Which other...
by AdrianRyan on Wed 18th Jan 2006 23:07 in reply to "Which other..."
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2005-07-02

To use Thom's favorite OS as an example (kidding Thom), SkyOS has been holding a software randsom for a while now, and they've gotten a couple of neat software packages out because of it. Here is the site.
http://www.skyos.org/?q=node/5

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RE: Which other...
by DittoBox on Wed 18th Jan 2006 23:15 in reply to "Which other..."
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2005-07-08

Why was the parent post modded down? That was a perfectly ok question to ask...strange.

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RE[2]: Which other...
by fylfot on Thu 19th Jan 2006 00:10 in reply to "RE: Which other..."
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2005-07-11

I'd suggest it was modded down because the answer to the question is in the linked Drobe.co.uk article.

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RE: Which other...
by p-OS on Thu 19th Jan 2006 08:42 in reply to "Which other..."
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2006-01-19

e.g. AROS and MorphOS have Bounty-Systems with quite nice results...

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