[ic] ad_tracking--mike h
rphipps at reliant-solutions.com
Wed Jul 21 01:24:19 EDT 2004
> From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org
> bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Mike Heins
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 11:28 AM
> Quoting Paul Jordan (paul at gishnetwork.com):
> > >
> > > I like that idea Paul.
> > >
> > > I think I would put in $75. Now we just need to make sure the
> > > feature is what people want.
> > >
> > > Steve (from vervante)
> > Yes well, when you get all this for a few hours of time, it is
> > basically "a steal". Mike already put in the heavy lifting ages ago
> > with the pages, cgi script and ads table.
> > Once it is released to the community, I am sure it would be easy to
> > tweak to anyone's particular needs.
> > However your right, for the general "money pooling" idea, a "job
> > building" area or forum or list would be nice to tie down the loose
> > edges, before paying a consultant, and them starting work. It is a
> > different in this case as the work is largely already done.
> > I would think the devgroup could put up some sort of list/form for
> > this, and it would be supported by the devgroup companies
> > on that page, and being the ones who bid on the jobs on that page
> > (Perusion, Cursor Software, New Media, etc)
> The question is who arbitrates who gets the bid? 8-)
> In my case, most people who have used Interchange will have an idea
> of the quality of solution I can provide -- same for some of the
> others above.
> I would love to be able to do this type of thing, but there are
> definitely problems:
> * Administrative -- who accounts for the money?
> * Support -- will people understand they are not getting technical
> support except via the list when they contribute? Even if it
> seems obvious to some here, there are people who figure they
> get toll-free technical support for life if they chip in $50.
> * Quality -- who will call "BS" on a poorly-done contribution?
> I have taken on the task, with Paul's generous offer seed money. When
> post the extension, those who have volunteered to contribute are on
> honor system to follow the link that will be in the message and
> contribute their dollars.
> I think I have seed money for a Paypal Payment module, too, if
> people want that. It would take quite a few more contributors,
> though -- probably 6-8 hours worth (the work is in the 20 hour
> range at least, and I have seed money for two of the 10).
Please put Reliant Solutions down for 1 hour of development payment for
the Paypal Payment module.
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