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== 1. Potential costs ==
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* Better transfer.sh alternative - this is a regular pain
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== Funding Goal Ideas ==
* More parallel CI jobs - this would be a pleasant improvement
 
* Save money for code signing certificates - this October we'll have to renew Apple ($99), Digicert will be coming up soon ($300+). Lots of money needed
 
  
== 2. Points from other creators ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
* Publitize it regularly
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! Priority !! Cost (yearly) !! Cost (total) !! Description
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| 1 || 100 $ || 100 $ || Apple code signing certificate
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| 2a || 500 $ || 600 $ || Windows code signing certificate from digicert for 1 year
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|-
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| 2b || 475 $ || 575 $ || Alternatively: Windows code signing certificate from digicert for 2 years
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|-
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| 2c || 400 $ || 500 $ || There are [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/dashboard/get-a-code-signing-certificate more vendors listed], for example Certum at 360 € for 1 year
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|-
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| 3 || 300 $ || 900 $ || Additional windows CI job (would possibly allow us to create 64-bit windows binaries without delay,<br> appveyor charges $25 per additional job per month)
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|-
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| 4 || ? || ? || Additional travis (macOS?) CI jobs (we'd need to contact travis support for a quote)
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|-
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| ? || 100 $ || 1000 $ || Steam store listing? Cost seems to be one-time only. This may make obsolete the Windows and Apple store investments.
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|-
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| ? || 20 - 100 $ || 1100 $ || Windows store listing? Cost seems to be one-time only. <br>Cheaper price is for individual persons, higher for organisations. Not sure which fits. Guessing the latter.
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|-
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| ? || ? || ? || Apple store listing?
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|-
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| ? || ? || ? || Bounties for complicated projects?
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|-
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| ? || ? || ? || UX critique from a professional? For example, let the connections screen become more "game like" instead of looking like a business app. Give Mudlet a fresher user experience after all these years :)
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| ? || ? || ? || macOS is about to make it harder to publish there, as you have to [[https://developer.apple.com/documentation/security/notarizing_your_app_before_distribution submit your software to their servers]] to be scanned and notarized. This will be required by default for all software beginning in macOs 10.15
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| ? || 300 $ || ? || Mudlet server costs like hosting and domain, currently not as high priority as the more important certificates
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| ? || ? || ? || Hosting inside China for better download speed from inside their firewall
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| ? || ? || ? || Give some to other upstream projects that we've built Mudlet upon
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| ? || ? || ? || Remote macOS in cloud - so Vadi and SlySven can fix macOS-specific issues in Mudlet
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| ? || ? || ? || (enter new ideas here)
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|}
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== Contributor Tier Ideas ==
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=== First proposal ===
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# $1: Discord role
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# $5: Private Q&A channel with devs. Participate in polls
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# <strike>$10: Stickers</strike> (we'd need to design and order them first)
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# $15: Coding livestreams topic selection (regularly, different topics, livestreams open to all)
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# $25: Discord cool role
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# $50: Mentioning on about page. Demonnic will turn you a pen on his lathe.
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=== An alternative progression ===
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# 2 $
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#* Discord supporter role
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#* Access private Q&A channel
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# 4 $
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#* Get listed on "About tab" (and Mudlet website both?)
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#* Participate in polls
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# 8 $
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#* Suggest small topic for livestream
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#* Get listed on "About tab" in bold
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# 16 $
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#* Discord advanced supporter role
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#* Ability to join and speak in livestream
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#* Get listed on "About tab" in bold with additional message in a tool-tip (need to ponder advertisements though)
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#* Mudlet pen (limited offer only)
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# 32 $
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#* Request large topic for extensive tutorial video
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#* Get listed on "About tab" in bold with tool-tip and listed above lower supporters
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=== Another joint proposal ===
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* 1 $ - Discord title & user name colored (starting here, have them at every tier)
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* 2 $ - Access to exclusive patreon content
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* 3 $ - Shout out on twitter
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* 5 $ - Participate in polls
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* 8 $ - Private discord channel
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* 13 $ - Improved Discord user name color
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* 21 $ - Topic suggestion
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* 34 $ - About page mention
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* 55 $ - Pen (start lower as exclusive offer at the beginning)
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== Points from other creators ==
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* Publicize it regularly
 
* Create a Discord role
 
* Create a Discord role
 
* Have the $1 tier
 
* Have the $1 tier
* stickers :D (designed by stephen!)
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* stickers :D
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* Coding livestreams
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* Coding Q&A videos
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* Live coding sessions of Mudlet scripts
  
== 3. Come up with reward ideas ==
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== Come up with reward ideas ==
* Discord role
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Interesting ideas:
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* Discord role (or multiple tiered)
 
* Private Q&A channel with devs
 
* Private Q&A channel with devs
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** Alternatively a half-public channel, in that all can read answers, but not all can write
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* <strike>Stickers</strike> (we'd need to design and order them first)
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* livestreams
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** regularly
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** different topics
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*** Coding
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*** Mudlet
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*** scripts
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* Mentioning on about page
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** Have this tiered as well? For example like this
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** Mention name
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** Mention name and image
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** Mention name, image and tool-tip shown on mouse-over
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** Mention name, image, tool-tip and be clickable/link somewhere (no 18+)
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* Posters (same caveat as stickers above)
  
Anti-deas:
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Anti-ideas we are not implementing:
 
* Getting your game listed
 
* Getting your game listed
 
* Putting advertising on mudlet.org
 
* Putting advertising on mudlet.org
  
== 4. Investigate other platforms ==
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== Investigate other platforms ==
Keneanung checked out other platforms that Github supports - none are all that popular and Patreon had the lowest fees.
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* Keneanung checked out other platforms that Github supports - none are all that popular and Patreon had the lowest fees.
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** which ones were checked? --> The ones mentioned in https://help.github.com/en/articles/displaying-a-sponsor-button-in-your-repository#about-funding-files - That is: [https://communitybridge.org/ CommunityBridge], [https://github.com/sponsors GitHub Sponsors], [https://issuehunt.io/ IssueHunt], [https://ko-fi.com/ Ko-fi], [https://en.liberapay.com/ Liberapay], [https://opencollective.com/ Open Collective], [https://otechie.com/ Otechie], [https://www.patreon.com/ Patreon], [https://tidelift.com/ Tidelift]
  
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== Be mindful of doing it wrong ==
  
== 5. Be mindful of doing it wrong ==
 
 
* don't want anyone to feel left out - Mudlet is gonna be free, and we're not doing this to make people without money feel bad (practically speaking the amount that'll care will not be high, but still!)
 
* don't want anyone to feel left out - Mudlet is gonna be free, and we're not doing this to make people without money feel bad (practically speaking the amount that'll care will not be high, but still!)

Latest revision as of 03:35, 26 July 2019

Funding Goal Ideas

Priority Cost (yearly) Cost (total) Description
1 100 $ 100 $ Apple code signing certificate
2a 500 $ 600 $ Windows code signing certificate from digicert for 1 year
2b 475 $ 575 $ Alternatively: Windows code signing certificate from digicert for 2 years
2c 400 $ 500 $ There are more vendors listed, for example Certum at 360 € for 1 year
3 300 $ 900 $ Additional windows CI job (would possibly allow us to create 64-bit windows binaries without delay,
appveyor charges $25 per additional job per month)
4 ? ? Additional travis (macOS?) CI jobs (we'd need to contact travis support for a quote)
? 100 $ 1000 $ Steam store listing? Cost seems to be one-time only. This may make obsolete the Windows and Apple store investments.
? 20 - 100 $ 1100 $ Windows store listing? Cost seems to be one-time only.
Cheaper price is for individual persons, higher for organisations. Not sure which fits. Guessing the latter.
? ? ? Apple store listing?
? ? ? Bounties for complicated projects?
? ? ? UX critique from a professional? For example, let the connections screen become more "game like" instead of looking like a business app. Give Mudlet a fresher user experience after all these years :)
? ? ? macOS is about to make it harder to publish there, as you have to [submit your software to their servers] to be scanned and notarized. This will be required by default for all software beginning in macOs 10.15
? 300 $ ? Mudlet server costs like hosting and domain, currently not as high priority as the more important certificates
? ? ? Hosting inside China for better download speed from inside their firewall
? ? ? Give some to other upstream projects that we've built Mudlet upon
? ? ? Remote macOS in cloud - so Vadi and SlySven can fix macOS-specific issues in Mudlet
? ? ? (enter new ideas here)

Contributor Tier Ideas

First proposal

  1. $1: Discord role
  2. $5: Private Q&A channel with devs. Participate in polls
  3. $10: Stickers (we'd need to design and order them first)
  4. $15: Coding livestreams topic selection (regularly, different topics, livestreams open to all)
  5. $25: Discord cool role
  6. $50: Mentioning on about page. Demonnic will turn you a pen on his lathe.

An alternative progression

  1. 2 $
    • Discord supporter role
    • Access private Q&A channel
  2. 4 $
    • Get listed on "About tab" (and Mudlet website both?)
    • Participate in polls
  3. 8 $
    • Suggest small topic for livestream
    • Get listed on "About tab" in bold
  4. 16 $
    • Discord advanced supporter role
    • Ability to join and speak in livestream
    • Get listed on "About tab" in bold with additional message in a tool-tip (need to ponder advertisements though)
    • Mudlet pen (limited offer only)
  5. 32 $
    • Request large topic for extensive tutorial video
    • Get listed on "About tab" in bold with tool-tip and listed above lower supporters

Another joint proposal

  • 1 $ - Discord title & user name colored (starting here, have them at every tier)
  • 2 $ - Access to exclusive patreon content
  • 3 $ - Shout out on twitter
  • 5 $ - Participate in polls
  • 8 $ - Private discord channel
  • 13 $ - Improved Discord user name color
  • 21 $ - Topic suggestion
  • 34 $ - About page mention
  • 55 $ - Pen (start lower as exclusive offer at the beginning)

Points from other creators

  • Publicize it regularly
  • Create a Discord role
  • Have the $1 tier
  • stickers :D
  • Coding livestreams
  • Coding Q&A videos
  • Live coding sessions of Mudlet scripts

Come up with reward ideas

Interesting ideas:

  • Discord role (or multiple tiered)
  • Private Q&A channel with devs
    • Alternatively a half-public channel, in that all can read answers, but not all can write
  • Stickers (we'd need to design and order them first)
  • livestreams
    • regularly
    • different topics
      • Coding
      • Mudlet
      • scripts
  • Mentioning on about page
    • Have this tiered as well? For example like this
    • Mention name
    • Mention name and image
    • Mention name, image and tool-tip shown on mouse-over
    • Mention name, image, tool-tip and be clickable/link somewhere (no 18+)
  • Posters (same caveat as stickers above)

Anti-ideas we are not implementing:

  • Getting your game listed
  • Putting advertising on mudlet.org

Investigate other platforms

Be mindful of doing it wrong

  • don't want anyone to feel left out - Mudlet is gonna be free, and we're not doing this to make people without money feel bad (practically speaking the amount that'll care will not be high, but still!)