Since I personally perceive both of those as being around attracting people to create content in an attempt to boost popularity (and therefore sales) of the Pandora rather than rewarding devs who have actually put in the hard work to produce something for the community... I'm starting to think that donating was a bad idea (yes, I'm so pro-Pandora that I donated to the dev fund but am increasingly regretting my commitments).'Chip' said:Primarily #1 and #7.
If Craig et al can contribute thousands of dollars to GP32 competitions I don't quite see why I should be funding competitions for OpenPandora's own handheld - or buying Pandoras for developers who MIGHT produce something good from it (however likely or unlikely - once it's provided it's a bit "horse/door/bolted").
The idea of sending out dev money to people who produced the Pandora equivalent of the great stuff you find in the GP32X file archive - a retro-active "thankyou" based on the amount of appreciation the community actually feels... well, perhaps I should have held back dev fund donations until after delivery to aim at that.
No worries. Having donated specifically to semi-randomly reward the kind of people who have supplied me much entertainment with earlier ports and games n stuff, I was quite quite certain what I thought I'd been donating for. I'm FAR happier to reward someone who wasn't asking for money than someone who goes into a venture "because they can get a free Pandora" or "to win a $prize$ at a coding competition". The latter in particular is just fine, but not something I'm interested in funding. For anyone who doesn't want to do it for nothing, offer your goods for sale - I'm happy to pay a reasonable fee for what I like. I just loved the idea of giving some love back to the guys who do it for love of the craft/equipment - in tangible beer-money form.'Sphinxter' said:I did but obviously oh so wrong, thanks for the refresher.
Sorry about the spelling cock-up BTW - and thanks for not taking a fence.
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