[Freedombox-discuss] Funding UI development
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Sat Jun 30 19:36:22 UTC 2012
> From: Marc <marc at let.de>
>To: freedombox list <freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org>
>Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:02 AM
>Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Funding UI development
>2012/6/30 Nick M. Daly <nick.m.daly at gmail.com>
>On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:32:52 -0700 (PDT), Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>> Hello Freedomboxers!
>>> Is there a way to specifically donate funds for UI development? Kind
>>> of like a domain-specific kickstarter?
>>> It's just that I've noticed a common thread in all the FB dev lectures
>>> I've watched so far: at some point they all mention that not only is
>>> the UI the part that's gotten the least work so far-- which is
>>> understandable at this point in the project-- but also that UI
>>> development is what traditionally gets shortshrifted in free software
>>> projects. The reasons given seem to be a) it's boring, b) tedious,
>>> and c) costs a lot of time and money.
>>> I don't know how to address the boringness, tedium, or time, so that's
>>> why I'm asking if I can provide (modest) funding specifically for that
>>> domain when it comes time to do the work. Or is there already money
>>> set aside for this purpose?
>>The best place
>He simply asked what happend with the 85.000 $ from Kickstarter......
No, that is not what I asked, but if for whatever reason you feel unable to ask
that question directly I'll be happy to act as your proxy:
Was part of the initial Kickstarter money set aside for UI development?
Having addressed this third party question, I'll go ahead and contact the donate
team as was suggested by someone in this thread (thanks!)
Another question: has anyone contacted the Bitcoin community to let them know
you take donations in Bitcoins? Seems like some of them might be interested
in the project, which could potentially be used to make running bitcoind through
Tor much easier, especially in the future when multi-sig transactions get fully
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