[Kdenlive-devel] Kdenlive Kickstarter

Till Theato root at ttill.de
Mon Sep 19 17:32:13 UTC 2011

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On 09/17/2011 11:10 PM, Ernie Zahn wrote:
> Hey Simon Sounds great! I'll draft a script then?

Wait, wait, wait ... (just a little bit ;)) but thanks for the will to
take care of this!

There is no 100% certainty that I'll be able to spend this time on
Kdenlive, so we need an alternative just in case.
I'd also like to hear opinions from the others about how money donated
to Kdenlive should be used. Maybe someone else would also be able to
spend some time on Kdenlive? Maybe Hardware?

> @Till, I think the fact that Novacut just did one is a good reason
>  to do one now. Kdenlive is public and is waaay past proof of 
> concept. Users can test drive it for themselves. We could advertise
> at as funding for version 1.0. I can speak to that personally since
> I haven't been developing but it's a thought.

We then have to make sure we don't promise to much, so we don't
frustrate anyone.
At Desktop Summit I talked to a guy who is involved in a site to
create surveys for (open source) software. It is currently closed beta
but we created a Kdenlive project. I will invite the others (jb,
simon, alberto, someone else?) and give some short information about
the site soon.
Maybe we could create a survey concerning donations (or maybe make it
part of a more general survey)?

> @Dan. Yeah I can totally see how for some people they can't put 
> more time into it then they already have but this funding could 
> potentially be used to raise awareness and attract new developers 
> to work out kinks, bugs and features etc.
> Who can we get in touch with at Kdenlive? To make this work we 
> would either need to work with someone on the main team or get some
> kind of privileges to make sure we can promise things like adding a
> backers name to the site etc.

That'd be jb. He appears to be quite busy currently, but I guess he
will answer to this tread sooner or later.

> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Simon A. Eugster 
> <simon.eu at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On 17.09.2011 21:08, Till Theato wrote:
>>> On 09/15/2011 06:18 PM, Dan Dennedy wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:11 AM, Ernie 
>>>> Zahn<ernest.zahn at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hey,
>>>>> I was wondering if there has ever been an effort to raise 
>>>>> money on Kickstarter for Kdenlive. The proceeds could go to
>>>>> listing bounties for features or support that is not yet
>>>>> developed or completed. I wold love to help make that 
>>>>> happen. I can draft a script.
>>>> Is any developer willing to make the level of commitment that
>>>> the money obligates? I do not pay much attention to 
>>>> Kickstarter, but my impression is that it is more appropriate
>>>> for a person or group that is going to use the money to work
>>>> on the project fulltime. Is that a fair impression or wrong?
>>> I don't know much about Kickstarter either, but I might be able
>>> to work on Kdenlive (and MLT maybe?) fulltime for 1 or 2 
>>> months, spring next year. Of course I'd need some money then. 
>>> All the Kickstarter projects I have seen so far were bigger 
>>> projects, so maybe a simple donation would be better? Since 
>>> there just was the Novacut Kickstarter project I also doubt 
>>> that it would be too successful.
>> I'd say, let's give it a try when you're ready!
>> Simon

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