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Re: Kickstarter funding


On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:36 AM, Ramana Kumar <ramana.kumar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Lightspark users
> I've been thinking about ways to contribute to Lightspark development while
> not having a lot of time or skill as a C++ or ActionScript programmer.
> (I also haven't joined Flattr because they currently refuse to support
> OpenID; maybe I should give in. In any case I'm not wealthy.)
> Two ideas came to mind.
> The first is to make a Lightspark project on Kickstarter, in their
> "Technology" section.

No. That is not what Kickstarter is for.

> My questions for the list here are: Could Lightspark development use more
> funding? What would you spend it on? What is a reasonable finite project
> (e.g. "make Lightspark work on all these sites: ..." or "complete
> ActionScript implementation"; it can be long-term, it just needs to be
> finite and well-defined) and reasonable funding required for it? Also, would
> anyone be interested in setting up the project on Kickstarter? I note that
> technology/software projects "should be run by the developers themselves",
> but I think this could mean just getting input from one of them if they
> don't want to be totally involved.
> The second is to hire developers to work on specific bugs or feature
> requests via a website like vWorker.com. Would this be welcome? Of course,
> this one depends on a source of money to pay them. I could probably pay for
> one developer for one task, but this idea might be better left until after
> the first one, for example.
> Cheers,
> Ramana
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