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Would Linus Torvalds Please Collect His Bitcoin Tips? 231

Posted by timothy
from the just-keeping-them-backed-up-on-the-internet dept.
jfruh writes "Tip4Commit is a new service that allows anyone to link a tip for a developer to GitHub commits for open source projects. The tips are denominated in Bitcoin — and it appears that some developers aren't interested, with almost 40% of the total value tipped going uncollected. One dev who hasn't collected his $136 in tips is Linux inventor Linus Torvalds. It's not clear if the devs who aren't collecting their tips are opposed to the concept of tipping on open source projects or just don't want to deal with Bitcoin."
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Would Linus Torvalds Please Collect His Bitcoin Tips?

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  • Value (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Joce640k (829181) on Thursday January 30, 2014 @10:30AM (#46109547) Homepage

    $136 is an insult. I'd ignore it, too.

  • bitcoins... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by mythix (2589549) on Thursday January 30, 2014 @10:35AM (#46109617)

    lol...

    that's all.

  • by Chemisor (97276) on Thursday January 30, 2014 @10:36AM (#46109643)

    Gee, a service I have never heard of before is saying that maybe I have a valuable stash of bitcoins given to me by grateful users of my OSS project and that for a small fee they would be happy to liberate it for me for a tidy profit. Where have I heard this before?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30, 2014 @11:27AM (#46110311)

    So if you give any donation, it takes 69 commits before even half of your donation is distributed. And then another 69 commits before half of the rest gets distributed.

    So if you are a developer in a large, fast-moving project, you'll receive very little because it will be distributed among many people, and if you are dominating a small project, you'll receive very little because Tip4Commit will hold onto most of the donations for a very long time.

  • Disappearing act? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Captain_Chaos (103843) on Thursday January 30, 2014 @02:01PM (#46112121)
    What's the betting that the site will one day suddenly disappear, taking all the outstanding donations which happen to be on their accounts with them?
  • Re:Value (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Bryan Ischo (893) * on Thursday January 30, 2014 @02:02PM (#46112131) Homepage

    I read Slashdot literally every single day, multiple times per day usually, from 1998 until 2007. Then I got tired of the trend towards fluff articles posted solely to incite flame wars and all of the constant barrage of tinfoil hat articles. I came back and started reading semi-regularly a couple of weeks ago and I see that things haven't really changed at all. The big difference is that I've lowered my expectations and no longer expect every headline to be relevent and interesting like they used to be back in Slashdot's golden years (1998 - 2005-ish).

    I wrote CmdTaco numerous times in the mid to late 2000s expressing my concern over the poor judgement of the at-the-time "new" editors (who appear to have become the only editors now) but he dismissed my concerns outright.

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