7 years ago
Why I strongly feel - Mint needs to raise money.
Me: Hi Clem – Glad to hear on the progress. Since there is a mention about financial support, are you looking at / open to any platform based crowd-funding initiatives to fund initiatives / projects in the future? (Kickstarter, indiegogo,etc)
I feel that philosophy of Mint is positively biased towards slow yet stable and steady development but given the growing widespread adoption of Mint, are you exploring on expansion plans like hiring more developers, commercial support, etc.
Clem: We can look into it, but I’m not very keen on promising things before I know they’re implemented and letting funding impact design. We looked into bounties, we looked into giving the ability for donors to fund particular aspects or sub-projects of Linux Mint… and none of these were good for us. One of the key benefits of being community-funded is that we can fully focus on development and we have our hands free of any promises or restrictions when it comes to design. Decision-making is instant, flexible and independent. And that’s been really important in our success so far and in the passion we have in doing what we do. We have that relationship with our community and especially with our donors, where we both give to one another without asking in return. It’s a fantastic model because all we have in mind is making people happy and we’re financially enabled by our users.
Well what would life be without humour
Yes, I know. But there is no workflow in forums for the idea to reach Mint developer / Clem and hence posted it here for visbility.
I am waiting for remoulder's comment and will delete the idea shortly when it reaches enough negative votes. Let democracy prevail. ;-) No offense meant, you guys are doing great job in filtering incoherent ideas.
You said it yourself.... This discussion belongs in the forums