Open-source bounty

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An open-source bounty is a monetary reward for completing a task in an open-source software project.


Bounties are usually offered as an incentive for fixing software bugs or implementing minor features.[1] Bounty driven development is one of the business models for open-source software.[citation needed] The compensation offered for an open-source bounty is usually small.[2]

Examples of bounties[edit]

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  2. ^ Zhou, J.; Wang, S.; Zhang, H.; Chen, T.H.P.; Hassan, A.E. (2021). "Studying backers and hunters in bounty issue addressing process of open source projects". Empirical Software Engineering. Springer. 26 (4): 1–36. doi:10.1007/s10664-021-09979-z. S2CID 254472802.
  3. ^ Shaun Nichols (30 January 2008). "Sun sets $1 million open source bounty". nextmedia. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  4. ^ Linda Rosencrance (3 August 2004). "Brief: Mozilla offers bounty for bugs". Computerworld. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
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  6. ^ " - Kickstart ROM Replacement (Phase II) Assigned". Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
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  8. ^ "RISC OS Open: All bounties". Retrieved 14 July 2015.