View Full Version : [all variants] can people or communities buy features in ubuntu or open source software?

July 14th, 2009, 12:02 AM
does ubuntu or software like it have feature markets where people or groups of people can buy/hurry development of specific features by funding them? I personally would fork out a bit of coin for a system sound volume normalizer that could boost too soft sound and lower too loud sound. possibly something like this could be done using a Volume Applet plugin? what would something like cost a member of the public?
is this being done?

July 14th, 2009, 12:08 AM
in short no ;)

open source rolls along on the principle, "if you want something try doing it yourself".

or try and convince enough people to do it for you i suppose..

July 14th, 2009, 12:17 AM
perhaps food for thought:



July 14th, 2009, 12:53 AM
Take a look at Linux Fund http://www.linuxfund.org/ It funds projects within the open source community, though not specifically Ubuntu.

As others have mentioned, if you want something in Ubuntu tell people about it (like here on the forum) submit a bug (launchpad.net/ubuntu), or an idea (http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/)

The more people there are behind it the more likely it is to get implemented. The time it'll take to be implemented is another question entirely.