Repeating myself from chatting with @jds02006 and @shepheb:
I haven’t pinned down very well the terms of the carrot-dangling. A thing I meant to emphasize more is pareto-dominance of the Perl TagTime. Which I think will be surprisingly hard given that it involves things like Vim macros to easily batch-edit past pings, not to mention a native client. Maybe even a way to macro-expand tags, though that’s not actually difficult. Anyway, maybe more realistic is just getting it to the point where I want to migrate from the Perl version to the cloud version, with or without full feature parity.
But we’re all super fair-minded so if we just make the maximally awesome things happen we can have faith that we’ll figure out how to share the spoils fairly! (:
I guess the thing to pin down is what happens exactly if you have
ttc pings but don't end up having made a contribution to the eventual product. Or you make what arguably should be the definitive TagTime-in-the-cloud but some esoteric feature keeps me personally preferring the Perl version. Maybe we can just say that community consensus can decide what's fair and reasonable?
PS: Let me also paste in for posterity and possible future adjudication the vaguely stated offer as it originally appeared on tagtime.com:
Now, what to actually do with the domain? We still can't afford the distraction from Beeminder but we really want a proper cloud-based version of TagTime to exist. Something that has all the nerdy features we depend on (including Beeminder integration of course) but is also usable by normal people.
If you want to build that then we'd like to give you the domain name.
So maybe a reasonable interpretation of that plus what I've said in this thread is that, for all people who contribute to the eventual TagTime-in-the-cloud that replaces the Perl version, including for supernerds, we divvy the domain name based on