OpenInitiative fund raiser


#1

I created a fundraiser for Valentina on OpenInitiative
(http://funding.openinitiative.com/). Hope that’s okay with everyone.

We should identify some goals and assign a funding amount for each. Goals don’t have to be fancy and swank.

I think I can create good descriptions for each target, but I can’t identify the targets.

What does everyone think? The more suggestions the better.


#2

I like the pitivi approach. It demonstrates a commitment to follow an organized plan. As a former programmer (FORTRAN 77) I understand that having a comprehensive development plan always proves to be the most prudent and efficient. Like airplane flight plans, development is never exactly to the plan but the deliverables are achievable in a responsible way.

I feel very strongly about having a well defined plan with reasonable monetary goals prior to starting any fundraising campaign. Having a responsible initial fundraiser means we can have more! Roman will appreciate that, I’m sure ;DOn Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Kunda Loves Scribus scribus.user@gmail.comwrote:

I like what pitivi did in their ‘Well defined plan’ portion ( http://fundraiser.pitivi.org/) where they gave $ amounts to each milestone. So people have a good understanding what is being done with their money.

I like what synfig did/does (though very labor intensive) where they have the community decide what the initiative will be (see http://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/2188395/campaigns).

It’s good to have a video or animation with some content so people can watch. The Gimp OpenInitiative campaign created by Jehan has a lot of info but no real human touch to it. It’s slowly reaching the goal though.

If we tie Valentina progress in to other OSS projects we could tap in to their user base. The cross-pollination is a good way to gain success. Pitivi is doing with Gstreamer. MediaGoblin is doing this with Federation which promotes more Anonymity online can attract people who have interest in that. So if Valentina figures how to bridge with Blender, MakeHuman, Inkscape, Krita, GIMP etc… aka the rest of the LGM folks that would be a possible means to success.

just my 2 cents

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM, susan.spencer susan.spencer@gmail.comwrote:

I created a fundraiser for Valentina on OpenInitiative (http://funding.openinitiative.com/). Hope that’s okay with everyone.

We should identify some goals and assign a funding amount for each. Goals don’t have to be fancy and swank.

I think I can create good descriptions for each target, but I can’t identify the targets.

What does everyone think? The more suggestions the better.

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#3

I like what pitivi did in their ‘Well defined plan’ portion ( http://fundraiser.pitivi.org/) where they gave $ amounts to each milestone. So people have a good understanding what is being done with their money.

I like what synfig did/does (though very labor intensive) where they have the community decide what the initiative will be (see http://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/2188395/campaigns).

It’s good to have a video or animation with some content so people can watch. The Gimp OpenInitiative campaign created by Jehan has a lot of info but no real human touch to it. It’s slowly reaching the goal though.

If we tie Valentina progress in to other OSS projects we could tap in to their user base. The cross-pollination is a good way to gain success. Pitivi is doing with Gstreamer. MediaGoblin is doing this with Federation which promotes more Anonymity online can attract people who have interest in that. So if Valentina figures how to bridge with Blender, MakeHuman, Inkscape, Krita, GIMP etc… aka the rest of the LGM folks that would be a possible means to success.

just my 2 centsOn Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM, susan.spencer susan.spencer@gmail.comwrote:

I created a fundraiser for Valentina on OpenInitiative (http://funding.openinitiative.com/). Hope that’s okay with everyone.

We should identify some goals and assign a funding amount for each. Goals don’t have to be fancy and swank.

I think I can create good descriptions for each target, but I can’t identify the targets.

What does everyone think? The more suggestions the better.

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