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May 25, 2011, 10:00:19 PM
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Two WebCL miners have been released.  They connect to a private back end or to a pool.

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=9876.0
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=9891.0

These are going to put mining in the hands of millions of non-technical users (especially once WebCL ships with a popular browser) and even web site visitors (and probably malware victims).  

The JavaScript web miners were a nice technical achievement, but were much too slow to have any significant effect on overall mining.  This is different.  These WebCL miners are competitive with GPU mining rigs.  We need to make sure now that WebCL mining is available, it is widely available, without being controlled by a few developers or pool operators.

Let's offer a bounty for an open source WebCL miner.  

Current pledges:

10 BTC smooth
15 BTC freeborn

25 BTC Total

Requirements:

TBD

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May 25, 2011, 11:04:16 PM
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This is a great Idea, I think its worth at-least a few thousand BTC. Cheesy

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May 25, 2011, 11:17:15 PM
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Hey nothing personal.  I applaud your work.  It's just that if a few WebCL miners end up controlling millions of PCs, that's not good for any of us.

I don't really think this project is that hard.  There are already open source OpenCL miners that can be ported, so this is really just a good opportunity for someone who wants to do a bit of JavaScript coding.


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May 25, 2011, 11:53:18 PM
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I would definitely open source my work for 500BTC.

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May 26, 2011, 12:02:29 AM
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I would open source a WebCL miner for 100BTC

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May 26, 2011, 12:42:32 AM
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I updated kradminer.com with the following:

Open Source

The people demand it! But will they put their Bitcoin where there finger is? I will open source Krad Miner for 500BTC. All BTC above and below this amount fund my continued work on the XMMS2 project (Video) and other projects such as my network FLAC and CELT streaming programs.

http://github.com/oneman

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May 26, 2011, 12:49:31 AM
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I think a bounty is the way the go here, to motivate one person to actually do it, rather than sending a few BTC to each of several developers who may never release any open source.

Of course, anyone who wants to tip you guys is welcome to do it.  But for anyone who wants an open source WebCL miner, post your bounty commitments on this thread.

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May 26, 2011, 01:00:01 AM
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MIT or GPL3 License, whatever is wanted.

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May 26, 2011, 01:06:51 AM
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I'd like to hear what the coined.com author is looking for.

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May 26, 2011, 01:08:23 AM
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the webcl code is freely available, why bother paying so much to get it open sourced?

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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May 26, 2011, 01:31:02 AM
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the webcl code is freely available, why bother paying so much to get it open sourced?

I don't think it should cost very much.
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May 26, 2011, 01:46:43 AM
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Well so far I've been offered about 50BTC and got nothing.

Surely it isn't worth supporting some guy who spends ungodly amounts of time contributing to open source.

Its crazy for someone who writes software that literally makes making money easier would ask really anything substantial for it.

Seems more like a stick em up than a bounty at this moment.

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May 26, 2011, 04:03:22 AM
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If we could get to 150 id open it up then, in some hope maybe some early adopters that actually benifit from coins being harder to get might throw a few Smiley

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May 26, 2011, 04:25:11 AM
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MIT or GPL3 License, whatever is wanted.

Either MIT or BSD would be my vote.... GPL can lick my boot.

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May 26, 2011, 04:31:06 AM
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MIT or GPL3 License, whatever is wanted.

Either MIT or BSD would be my vote.... GPL can lick my boot.

I understand where you are coming from, but in this case I don't really think it matters since the WebCL and JavaScript source goes out to every user's browser anyway (unless someone wanted to try to obfuscate it I guess -- unrolled SHA256 xCL code is pretty well obfuscated already if you ask me Smiley ).

Anyway, for my part of the bounty, I don't object to any of these licenses.

How much are you committing to the bounty? 


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May 26, 2011, 06:10:57 AM
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coined author not responding?

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May 26, 2011, 06:43:50 AM
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coined author not responding?

He may not know this thread is here.  I'll post on his thread to let him know.

EDIT: looks like Luke-Jr did that already.
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May 26, 2011, 07:13:46 AM
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I'd like to hear what the coined.com author is looking for.

I'll likely be opening up my code in the near future. The system is not quite where I wanted it when I announced it, but rawdod put on some pressure by announcing his. If I do release before anyone else, then any bounty here would be appreciated and enable me to dedicate more time to the project.
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May 26, 2011, 07:42:35 AM
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but rawdod put on some pressure by announcing his. If I do release before anyone else, then any bounty here would be appreciated and enable me to dedicate more time to the project.
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May 26, 2011, 10:23:14 AM
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I'd like to hear what the coined.com author is looking for.

I'll likely be opening up my code in the near future. The system is not quite where I wanted it when I announced it, but rawdod put on some pressure by announcing his. If I do release before anyone else, then any bounty here would be appreciated and enable me to dedicate more time to the project.

That'd be awesome as, IMO, his ransom is a bit steep. I'll contribute some as soon as I get another chance to obtain some BTC.  Smiley

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