[Kde-ev-campaign] heads-up Krita Kickstarter in May

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Fri Apr 1 12:36:08 UTC 2016

On Wed, 30 Mar 2016, Sandro Andrade wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 8:38 AM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 Mar 2016, Aleix Pol wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 7:28 AM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
>>>> Just as a heads-up: we're still on track to do this year's Krita
>>>> kickstarter
>>>> campaign in May. We'll focus on text and vector support.
>>> Hi Boudewijn,
>>> There was a KDE eV Campaign meeting last Saturday, we were also
>>> discussing having a fundraiser around May. Do you have any dates so we
>>> properly coordinate? Any flexibility?
>> Well, it's the usual May Kickstarter, like last year. Start May 1st,
>> end May 31st. We've been preparing since January and it ties in with
>> the end-of-April release of Krita 3.0. I need to think hard whether it's
>> possible to postpone the kickstarter, because if we postpone to August,
>> we'll be running out of money to pay for development, and we'll be
>> missing the tie-in to the release. Launching April 1st, which would
>> be good enough, is going to be impossible, we're not going to get the
>> project, rewards, promo video and so finished in under a week...
>> And June and July suck for doing kickstarters, of course.
> Hi Boudewijn,
> Do you think would it make sense and would you get things done to run Krita
> fundraising from April 15th to May 14th? That would allow us to make Randa
> fundraising shortly thereafter.
> Sandro

I'm not going to manage to finish preparing the campaign in just two weeks :-(. We
have a sprint in Deventer to finish the drafts for the kickstarter page, the
list of rewards and the press releases the weekend of April 15th, and after that
we still need to work on the video. Plus, the release won't be ready by then.

The other way around could work, though, starting on May 15th. That would even
give us two more weeks to fix bugs... CC'ing the kimageshop mailing list, since
this isn't something I can decide on my own either.

Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.krita.org, http://www.valdyas.org

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