Continuing the discussion from Why GNU License?:
[quote=“binaryphile, post:9, topic:2531”]Total sidebar: “incentivize” is one of those clearly made up words where somebody couldn’t think of a way to verb a noun and so clumsily grafted an ending onto it. It always rubbed me wrong but I couldn’t think of the right word either until I did some digging here, there and elsewhere. I was surprised to find that the closest proper verb that shares etymology with incentive is actually “to incite”. But after a bit of trying it on for size, I find it works perfectly and doesn’t carry that mild managerial odor with it.
The more you know ===★
See, I would never use incite because of its negative connotations, ie “to incite a riot”. Maybe just “to reward users”?