Mudlet Sponsorship Plan

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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!)