Sponsoring feature development?

Requests for non-buffered uploads in a proxy situation seem to have
cropped
up regularly on this list (the most recent just about a week ago). I’m
interested in this feature as it would let me replace my slowly failing
existing SSL termination layer with Nginx.

Is there a system in place for sponsoring feature requests? This is
something I’d be willing to pay for (depending on the cost, of course).

If this isn’t the right venue, feel free to redirect me or email me
off-list.

-SH

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 11:32:23AM -0400, S H wrote:

Requests for non-buffered uploads in a proxy situation seem to have cropped
up regularly on this list (the most recent just about a week ago). I’m
interested in this feature as it would let me replace my slowly failing
existing SSL termination layer with Nginx.

Is there a system in place for sponsoring feature requests? This is
something I’d be willing to pay for (depending on the cost, of course).

If this isn’t the right venue, feel free to redirect me or email me
off-list.

There is BountySource.com if this is better for your purpose.

Regards,
Matthias-Christian

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Matthias-Christian O. [email protected]
wrote:

There is BountySource.com if this is better for your purpose.

Very interesting concept, but based on the state of the website, it
seems to not yet be fully operational. Do you have any good or bad
experience with BoutySource?

There is also no nginx project there yet, and I suppose some sort of
management structure would need to be created.


RPM

I wound up using RentACoder.com - I couldn’t find someone who knew
nginx + Kerberos/GSSAPI/etc. - but I did find someone who knew C and
was able to hack something up.

It still could use someone who knows nginx module development and/or
Kerberos to look at the respective pieces…

This is the output from that. I funded it myself, and part of the
terms were to maintain a BSD license so it could be freely
used/modified/cleared up, etc :slight_smile:

http://michaelshadle.com/2010/01/17/spnego-for-nginx-a-start-at-least/

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 01:29:15PM -0500, Ryan M. wrote:

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Matthias-Christian O. [email protected] wrote:

There is BountySource.com if this is better for your purpose.

Very interesting concept, but based on the state of the website, it
seems to not yet be fully operational. Do you have any good or bad
experience with BoutySource?

No, I don’t. I just found when somebody else used it for a bounty some
time ago.

I also found FOSS Factory and opensourcexperts.com. I don’t know if
they are useful.

There is also no nginx project there yet, and I suppose some sort of
management structure would need to be created.

I think the biggest problem with bounties is that, some people claim
to pay money for a feature, then somebody implements the feature and
in the end people who claimed to pay the work don’t pay the developer
or they other way around. Even if you have contracts between the
people, those are worthless if you are not in the same country,
because enforcing a law in a different country is in the majority of
cases more expensive than the expenses for the bounty.

My suggestion is that if the developer wants to get paid and the
client wants a feature, the client should search for a developer from
his country and they should make a reliable contract.

Regards,
Matthias-Christian

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Matthias-Christian O.
[email protected]wrote:

time ago.
or they other way around. Even if you have contracts between the

I guess it’ll probably be more productive to just look at hiring someone
local to do this. Thanks anyhow.

-SH

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