[libre-riscv-dev] Contribution measuring (not trying to start a war)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Mar 3 10:57:06 GMT 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was wondering what benchmarks would we use to determine how much each of
> us has contributed for when Libre-SOC is more monetarily successful and
> someone wants to sell stock or determine how much of the profits they get?

ah.  yes.  we discussed "slicingpie" but didn't get round to following up.

> I think we should try to come up with something reasonable, maybe some
> combination of lines of code (sloc?), a difficulty factor (preferably
> estimated by others), and an importance factor (so algebraics would have
> lower importance compared to the 6600-style issue logic) and some
> additional terms for non-code contributions?
> The idea is to be as transparent and fair as possible, without spending
> unreasonable amounts of time calculating contributions.


and creative ideas.  things that solve problems or save us from making
mistakes and so on.

the titanian's website has an interesting "pledge", "we agree to be paid
for our productivity, not our time" which is slightly scary (if you have
fixed monthly bills) and also fascinating.

given that we have NLNet donations coming that are based on *milestones*
not months, we're kinda already doing this.


crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

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