Some short Video and video updates will help a lot too with the credibility too specially with those more skeptic and laggard donators, just be yourself and show what you want to accomplish.
Maybe you might even surpass your initial goal, Wish you luck !!
Thanks for the tips. I'm not marketing wiz but I'm happy to answer any questions people have. I will consider a video however I'm unsure what else I can say that I havent already. I guess I could better explain what Mesa is and what it is that I aim to accomplish.
Originally Posted by chrisb
Perhaps we should have a little competition - first to implement the extension gets the money
Well maybe you could start your own campaign with your idea for this or preferably another extension thats the beauty of Crowd-Funding. I'm asking for funding to take time off work to implement this extension and my wife would not be to impressed if it was all for nothing. In other words I would not be interested in competing in such a competition, but you may have more luck aiming at Uni students.
Originally Posted by Ancurio
Having recently started off in openGL programming, I know exactly how valuable the new debug_out extension is. I chipped in a bit too, hope this campaign will work out!
I suggest you inform more sites interested in Linux to gain more support.
I intend to do so. Maybe you guys could suggest some linux websites you think would be interested in running an article about this? Obviously Phoronix was a good place to start with its heavy focus on linux open source and the graphics stack.
I meant something like that I would like to know how the process goes on, when I am funding something and I would like to fund wine project too if I found someone who would support it. You got already 464$ on indiegogo. That's not bad.
A competition wouldn't just be bad for the losers, it'd be bad for the whole of mesa: by definition you'd have 10 people working on 1 feature. Wouldn't it be better (less duplication of effort, faster support for new OpenGL versions) to have them working on different extensions?
If it's a competition then anybody who can work on it full time (or take some time off work) would be at a significant advantage. I don't think that a competition will attract more people to it.
Well it worked for the x prize... I would be willing to chip in for a competition, but choose some other goal, I don't want to take over this guys project.
While I can't stop anyone starting up a new project the problem I see with a competition (aside from the duplication of effort) is that you need a non profit org to sign on to the idea otherwise the prize money would likely get taxed twice, once when the organiser collected the money and again when it was paid to the dev. Just something to think about it you are going to follow up on the idea.