Paying for Betas
Published October 22nd, 2005
Kevin Burton doesn’t have enough money for server(s). So, for fund raising, he is offering you the privilege of testing his product, if you pay $20.
I think this has a few major problems, that whole paying for servers idea. First off, you can’t buy that many severs, unless lots of people pay you $20. Second, if your service needs so many servers now before it is public, I think you should rethink your service. If you can’t launch a service on a few machines or even a single machine, I have little faith in your service scaling out.
Since I want to see if anyone is crazy enough to pay for a beta, I am offering an AMAZING DEAL. Buy me things off my Amazon wish list, and I will give you the privilege of testing Apache HTTPD 2.1.8-BETA. If enough people buy me stuff, I might think about working on a 2.1.9-BETA. Look at my list, you don’t even need to spend $20 like some of the competing betas. And when this is all over, you will even get the source code.
Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna