I agree that estimates are weak, but I can think of two possibilities that might also work: one is the devs set a price, and the other that the users set a bounty. Each has pluses and minuses. The big plus is "all within the same environment, not a separate site".

@strypey @AbbieNormal @rysiek @sullybiker

@bhaugen @Wolf480pl@niu.moe @strypey @rysiek @sullybiker

Those are all interesting ideas but they are a bit more complicated than what I proposed

I proposed to sell the access to the issue tracker. That's all

@bhaugen @Wolf480pl@niu.moe @strypey @rysiek @sullybiker

Software production is craftsmanship

What's needed to achieve targets is not measurable.

And it's not a given that users know what they want, or that they share the vision with the devs

I wouldn't overcomplicate because then implementation gets more difficult and you run into overlaps with uman issues (differences in vision, motivation)

Bug reports are contributions. You could charge people to submit patches too, but that also wouldn't make much sense. It would be better to charge users when they download pre-compiled binaries, and maybe give them a free pass if they submit detailed, helpful bug reports.
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@strypey @bhaugen @Wolf480pl@niu.moe @rysiek @sullybiker

As long as money can be earned to the project, I'm ok with that

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