Since Dgraph seems to be low on the number of programmers it has, we obviously see a lot of slow progress (if any) in the software lately other than bug fixes.
Obviously it cost money to pay programmers. I think it would be a GREAT idea to have sponsored feature requests.
Each Feature Request would be given an estimated hours to complete.
- Nested Filters: Cost: $5000 = $100 / hour X 50 hours
- Full Text Search on Multiple Fields = $500 = $25 / hour X 20 hours
- Users that want a feature request would donate money for that feature until the reserve is met. That way the votes are literally paid for (in this case a good thing).
- If the estimated time is a little less than expected, the money is used as a credit for another feature. If it is more, the company is TRANSPARENT about the problems and estimated time left.
- Obviously programmers can make anywhere from $19 to six figures, so we only need to know estimated project total value (not our business what they make).
- Obviously this could be an a whole website idea in general (someone please build this), but I believe there could be ways to simplify it
- Maybe just everyone Donates money, when a reserve is hit, everyone just votes on the top feature (this is VERY doable right now)
This could go in MANY different directions, but I feel like the idea needs to be put out there with its critiques and simple implementation ideas.
The most important part of this concept is this:
- Programmers need to be paid, people RIGHT NOW are willing to pay for features (even if it is not their number one choice)… that is a very powerful fact DGraph needs to consider.