Do you guys have any serious, practical, defined, concrete, real plan to bring Snowdrift up to a working state anytime soon? Because I've been following this project for years, and all I see is talk and talk and nothing ever happens. You've already spent probably more than 10 grands as well (I even donated to your campaign!), and all we have now is just a mailing list, and a white-page website with a bunch of comics on it. And now I've found this comment https://freepo.st/post/c59i7bf0ha#comment-r5loimcuf9 "we're struggling to get launched still", that needless to say made me very angry. Does it mean that you won't be ready for another 5 years? Is there any hope you'll have something by the end of this year? Because let's be honest, you're not working on Snowdrift as you'd work on a project that you want to succeed; you're working on it as a spare time hobby. I'm mad because I really think Snowdrift is a cool project, and *you* are cool people who care about free software. I want to use and support Snowdrift just because there isn't anybody else out there that cares about freedom of software and art works. And this is clear from your page https://snowdrift.coop/p/snowdrift/w/en/othercrowdfunding hundreds of websites, all of them suck because they either don't take freedom into consideration, or have ridiculous fees (they are not non-profits), or both. But goddamn, you guys don't know how to manage a project! Instead of hiring developers, you should hire a project manager who doesn't take bad decisions and who knows how to get this project going. You could already get hundreds of free developers if only you chose a language other than Haskell. Besides, if you don't know how to get this "snowdrift" idea going, just quit this bullshit and start with something simpler, for example classic, traditional donations and work your way to the "snowdrift" on a later time. Let's be real guys, sooner or later you will eventually have to implement other donation types (other than your "snowdrift" idea), just because people donate in many different ways (for example one time, or maybe once a year on christmas). So, if you can't get snowdrift going, just start with something simpler and build on that. You should realize that I don't care about your project because the "Snowdrift" is any revolutionary idea; I just care about it because it's free, because I know the people working on it understand what freedom is, and because there is nobody else doing the same thing. And I feel most people feel the same.
Please stop the talking, the postponements, stop telling people what you want to do and just do it ffs. Start with something simple, do a prototype, get feedback, stop wasting time. If you don't, your project will be a huge waste and you'll be dead as soon as some other person who cares about freedom decides to start a similar donation platform. And let me tell you, when that happens people won't give a glorious damn of your revolutionary snowdrift idea, they will just care of a free platform that works (and if the "snowdrift idea" turns out to be any useful, the cost of adding that for them would be minimal compared to your cost of fixing a broken platform). Peace \o/ _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.snowdrift.coop https://lists.snowdrift.coop/mailman/listinfo/discuss