I am not a programmer, and whenever I need to fix something in Ubuntu, I Google it and rely on those who have gone before me to find a solution. However, when I encounter a bug that has not been fixed, and I can't find a solution for, I want to do something about it. Especially if the bug has been around since 2010. I don't think I'll be learning to program any time soon, but I would like to see a way for me to possibly significantly speed up the fixing of a bug. What I think would help is if there was a way to financially contribute to the fixing of a certain bug. For example, I could pledge $10 to the fixing of a bug. If someone else wanted the same bug fixed, they could pledge $10 too and so on. When the pot gets big enough, someone who has the ability to fix the bug will want to. When they figure out a fix for the bug that get into software update, they get the money.
What do you think? Or am I misunderstanding how the big fixing process works?