Why pressure featuers you like your self?

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Wed Mar 5 18:37:40 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 16:05 -0600, Kevin Stange wrote:
> I don't know if I speak for everyone in this project, but I believe 
> strongly in not taking "bribes" to change the features of Pidgin.  If 
> you want to pay a developer to implement something specific as a bounty, 
> that's fine, but that should be no guarantee that it will be accepted 
> into Pidgin, and no donation should ever be earmarked to be contingent 
> upon a specific change.

I have no problem with someone accepting a bounty that's contingent on a
given feature making it into a Pidgin release, as that's their business,
not mine. However, in such a case, there should be clear support from
other developers for the change (because of the inherent conflict of

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