On 07/29/2014 11:39 PM, Tres
Well, those are things to find out. Let's say we need a developer to
do about 2 months worth of programming work on LMMS... that'd
probably be about the minimum time needed to get familiar with the
codebase and do the core overhaul. From a quick guesstimate, that'd
probably cost in the ballpark of 5000€. Plus whatever it is
kickstarter (or Indiegogo, possibly) cuts from it.
Since this would be a purely software improvement, I don't think
we'd really need "swag" or prizes or such. I'm not even really sure
what kind of prizes we could offer as an open source project... the
benefits would be entirely collective. This has been done by other
open source projects before, the only question is, whether we have a
loyal enough (and big enough) userbase to pull it off.
As for promo vids, I'm sure some of our active community members
could supply those. Advertising could be done via the usual
Well, it depends. We could maybe have some secondary improvements as
stretch goals. Although I'm a bit hesitant about that, because
there's the risk we'd push it too far and promise things we can't
deliver, and the whole thing would fall apart when we're scrambling
trying to hold to all our promises... But, maybe if the stretch
goals are sensible and we leave some margin for "unexpected delay",
it could work. Anyway, that's probably something that we can figure
out if this crowdfunding idea ever takes off.