Re: [LAU] How can we convert money to fixing bugs in software?

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To: Ken Restivo <ken@...>
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Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:16 am

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On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:23 AM, Ken Restivo wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:51:46PM +0400, Louigi Verona wrote:

sites like this are NOT the solution in my opinion. we do not need more
middle men involved in the process of moving whatever revenue might
potentially flow between users and developers. what we do need is a better
banking system that makes person-to-person transfers easy, cheap
(preferably zero cost) and fast. this will not come from the world of
geeks, nerds and open source enthusiasts - the banking sector is controlled
by a different set of people with a different set of interests. clearly, in
europe are already significantly better in many respects that relate to
this. but in the US such transfers are absurdly hard. and crossing borders
between currencies is still subject to absurd conversion fees (which do
have a little justification because of the fluctuation risk posed to
whoever participates).

in short, more websites, no matter what the model is, is not really the
answer to this issue. except, maybe (just maybe) bitcoin, which seems to
have stalled for now.

--p

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On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:23 AM, Ken Rest=
ivo <ken@restivo.org> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:51:46PM +0400, Louigi Verona w=
rote:

ect I

I have just heard of this new project: http://www.kodefund.com

I have not actually had any experience with it, but it seems to be aiming i=
n the direction discussed here.sites like this ar=
e NOT the solution in my opinion. we do not need more middle men involved i=
n the process of moving whatever revenue might potentially flow between use=
rs and developers. what we do need is a better banking system that makes pe=
rson-to-person transfers easy, cheap (preferably zero cost) and fast. this =
will not come from the world of geeks, nerds and open source enthusiasts - =
the banking sector is controlled by a different set of people with a differ=
ent set of interests. clearly, in europe are already significantly better i=
n many respects that relate to this. but in the US such transfers are absur=
dly hard. and crossing borders between currencies is still subject to absur=
d conversion fees (which do have a little justification because of the fluc=
tuation risk posed to whoever participates).
in short, more websites, no matter what the model is, is not really the=
answer to this issue. except, maybe (just maybe) bitcoin, which seems to h=
ave stalled for now.--p

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Re: [LAU] How can we convert money to fixing bugs in software?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sat Jul 21, 2:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] How can we convert money to fixing bugs in software?, Paul Davis, (Fri Aug 3, 10:16 am)
Re: [LAU] How can we convert money to fixing bugs in software?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Fri Aug 3, 10:41 am)
Re: [LAU] How can we convert money to fixing bugs in software?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Mon Jul 23, 3:05 pm)