[Qgis-developer] Re: [Qgis-user] bugfix and cheating

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Feb 8 13:38:56 EST 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Greg Coats <gregcoats at mac.com> wrote:
> A Max OS X "solution" ONLY is useless to me. I also support Linux and Windows users.

 The utility of the solution to you was not explicitly part of the
contract (from the original mailing posted by paolo). What does
'delivered' mean? The entirety of the contract (that I've seen) is:

"I will provide $1,000.00 for a verifiably solution that yields start
up times from
.qgs project files of no more than 30 seconds, delivered this month,
and $500.00 for
a solution delivered next month."

 For a $1000 contract I'd want a lot more information and
clarification. A unilateral contract like this becomes binding as soon
as someone completes the condition, so we are arguing here about
whether paolo (or anyone else) completed the condition. Hence
agreement over the terms of the condition are crucial. Putting the
solution into the latest Qgis SVN? Person A says that's "delivered".
Having the solution in the latest release on all platforms? That's
person B's idea.

 Perhaps Paolo was too trusting and I don't think he should have
accused you in public (and on the internet, in perpetuity) of
'cheating'. This is a private matter between individuals and probably
shouldn't have bled over onto the mailing lists.

 So in future, devs, keep your patches to yourself until you know
exactly what they want.

Paul Ramsey on #osgeo just pointed me to coFundOs:



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