Here are some software projects for Ubuntu that are available as paid bounties. You'll have to submit a proposal and some references if you want an advance on the bounty. The 2004 budget for bounties is USD 100,000. We also use donated funds to contribute to the bounty fund.
Ubuntu有一些软件项目是有奖励资金的，如果你希望获得，必需提交一份报告和相关说明。2004年的奖励资金预算是 100,000 美元. 我们也将捐助的部分用于资助。
Ubuntu welcomes proposals for projects that will further the goals laid out below.
If you want to suggest a bounty, but not be the one to implement it, please add your ideas to the idea pool.
1. Contact email@example.com
with the summary of your bounty in the subject line. Establish which project you are interested in and your credentials.
2. We will usually have some public discussion on the ubuntu-developers mailing list or wiki to establish the exact specification. The community has a chance to critique the bounty proposal and so that the owners of a project have a chance to have their say on code that may be included in their work.
3. Submit a formal proposal which will be published in relevant fora. Others might submit competitive proposals.
4. Depending on the nature of the work, we might make a commencement award to you to get you off the ground.
5. Specify your bounty completion date and keep us informed on progress.
6. Once the code is accepted, to the satisfaction of people identified before you started (for example, the project owners if it involves work extended an existing project), we pay the agreed bounty.
7. Bounties can and will expire. We will update the site with details.
8. The Ubuntu Community Council's decision is final. In the event we have several competing submissions for a bounty, all completed within a month of the first one, we will award the bounty to the implementation we think is best.
Ubuntu prefer the community to contribute work in Python. We develop our own tools and scripts in Python and it's much easier for us to integrate your work if you use the same platform. Here are some Python-related projects that are up for bounties:
Python scripting everywhere
Ubuntu更喜欢社区用Python编写提交的成果。我们用Python开发我们自己的工具和脚本，如果你也使用相同的平台，那么对于我们整合你的成果就会更加容易。这里已经有一些Python相关的项目被考虑给予奖励资金：Python scripting everywhere
Python is a great glue language. Ubuntu is open to requests for funding work that needs to be done to make Python the most widespread common scripting language on the net. Please contact us with your ideas and proposals.
Bounties will be offered on Python scripting interfaces for the following tools:
* The GIMP
We'd like to see the development of common document object model standards and terminology across OpenOffice, Abiword, Gnumeric, Agnubis, Sodipodi and other Gnome applications. This would accelerate the learning curve of someone who has already learned to script one app in Python, when they try to learn to script another. If anybody out there is good at drafting such specifications and is interested, please get in touch.
我们希望看到针对OpenOffice, Abiword, Gnumeric, Agnubis, Sodipodi和其他Gnome应用程序的对象建模标准通用开发文档和术语。这对于那些已经学会用Python编写一个应用脚本并试着学习编写另一个的学习者来说，无疑将加快他们的学习曲线。如果有人起草这样的说明文档或对此感兴趣，请与我们取得联系。
Mozilla and its children are a phenomenal platform. They could be even better. Please contact us if you are interested in the following paid projects:
Thunderbird message filing intelligence: $500
As an optional extra to the Quick Filing extension for Thunderbird developed in a previous bounty, we would like to see Bayesian learning for message filing. For example, we generally have a folder for correspondence with a person or a company, or a project. When one presses the Quick File hotkey, it would be great if Mozilla Thunderbird automatically pre-populated the dropdown listbox of folders with its best guess as to where one wants that message filed.
It could use the sender, the subject and the body, and learn from previous filing decisions. Bayesian filtering of junk mail has worked really well for me in Mozilla, so we would hope that after using it for a while, it would be making fairly good guesses as to where I want to file a given message. There is further commentary at Mozilla Bug #181866.
它能利用发件人，主题和正文，并从先前的归档决定中进行学习。垃圾邮件的贝叶斯过滤目前在Mozilla中实际工作得很好，所以我们希望在使用一段时间之后，它将能清晰地猜出将接收到的信息归档在哪。在Mozilla Bug #181866中有更多的说明。
Browser error pages (Mozilla Bug #28586): $500
Error dialogs slow down the browsing process, especially when one is using tabbed browsing and opening up multiple links in background tabs to be read later. There has been some work on replacing the dialogs with error pages, but this work needs significant improvement before the default behaviour can be changed.
Given that work has already taken place, we would like anyone who steps up to the plate on this bounty to consult with people already involved to figure out a fair way to divide the proceeds. We will need to know what you want to work on in advance, so there is no duplication of effort.
Thunderbird SMTP message queueing (Mozilla Bug #136871): $100
See the Bugzilla bug for details. When using the Offline extension, and reconnecting, and sending Unsent Messages, we'd like Thunderbird to try to intelligently re-use the SMTP connection instead of opening a new connection for each message.
Bounties are available for a number of improvements to Ubuntu. Refer to the list of release goals for information on features for which bounties may be available. If you are interested in working on any of them, especially those marked "bounty available", follow the bounty process above.
The following bounties have already been awarded:
* 12/2004 - Isolation of disk activity during idle periods in Ubuntu - Brian Sutherland
* 11/2004 - Thinderbird Quick File - Paul Tomlin for this work
* 10/2004 - Zwiki Improvements - Simon Michael
* 10/2004 - Kernel Package - Herbert Xu
* 10/2004 - Ubuntu 4.10 Live CD - Alex de Landgraaf
* 09/2004 - Jigdo for Ubuntu - Steve McIntyre
* 09/2004 - Desktop Icons - Andy Fitzsimon
* 09/2004 - Distribution Defaults and Branding - Tollef Fog Heen
* 08/2004 - Upgrade Issues from Woody to Warty - Clint Adams
* 09/2003 - SchoolTool Core Development
* 07/2003 - Gnome Exim Monitor - Moe Aboulkheir (Primary Winner)
* 07/2003 - Gnome Exim Monitor - Programmers of Lithuania - (Runner-up Winner)