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Re: Idea: consider crowdfunding UBports project
Money is not enough. I think this project died for the same reason as Ubuntu Edge did: poor organization and managing skills. Programing consist of a few levels. Some people here seem to completely ignored them. Someone just wakes up and says "hey, I have an idea: convergence" ignoring the very basics that would let the idea grow.
I wrote it already once: I wouldn't invest a penny in a project without clean rules. These rules would be:
1. Ringing, reliable phone with sms, offline/google independent contact synchronization, alarm clock FOR EVERYONE (also my daughter, Mother, G-mother, not only for a geek) just like this one: http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-News-Handy-Nokia-3310-Remake-17350321.html
2. Bluetooth, wifi, etc, etc2a testing
3. Additional apps + convergence
I would invest in a project like this.^
We should have right from the start a reliable device which would grow. What happened was development of fully unreliable device.
I will not invest neither my time nor money in a project developed by people who wake up and code. Try to use "Activity Tracker" on UT if You want to know what I mean. Full respect for a developer... who wasted his time because of UT system policies.
Now if the project is not traded through Canonical brand I'm not sure if one of You will not be a Russian hacker - doing a perfect work but backdooring devices. Or even if not perhaps again through people filled with passion but going different ways. Give me the reason to support this behaviour?
How wil You brush aside my allegations?
From: Vincas Dargis <vindrg@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:34 AM
Subject: [Ubuntu-phone] Idea: consider crowdfunding UBports project
I am user of BQ Aquaris E5, which is my actually first ever smart phone, and I am deeply saddened that Canonical had to
end Ubuntu Phone project. I am very thankful for them for creating this awesome, free operating system for smart phones,
with convergence with Desktop, which I am really not ready to leave it in the drawer. Big thanks to them!
I have discovered that UBports project, which is continuing Ubuntu Phone developing, has Patreon site  to collect
funds for it's development, and for the main goal they set to have full time developer working on system we love.
I am encouraging you to consider funding UBports by becoming patreons to help them continue Ubuntu Phone development.
There are actually lot's of free software projects and their supporting organizations that needs our money too, may it
be Debian and Ubuntu, or maybe Free Software, Document and Linux Foundations, but these mentioned have already their
stones set, meanwhile UBports really needs a kickstart (pun intended? :-) ).
Thanks for hearing.
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