I’m popping out again with marketing stuff (I know I know, but it’s my job after all)
After the b1 release, I saw several attempts to revamp communication efforts on Haiku. The teaser is nice, and a FB post about a pet is popping ou and it has good potential (well…not yet actually…i still prefer the crane eheh)
Haiku needs probably a bit more marketing at this stage and this is going to feed a thread on his own (and I will)
Here, I’m going to put under spotlight the idea of crowdfunding instead. Not a huge campaign which needs lot of love and care, but one or two smaller entrée campaigns to feed some developer months to add more critical issues (and fixing the existing under the hood)
KS campaigns needs a lot of attention (I did some for my side activity 9th Circle Games) and effort. This is not money falling from the sky. They are difficult and first attempts often fails (personal experience).
But I think Haiku and expecially its community (including ofc non-devs) have everything it needs to perform one. And this would be a great step in fundrising (btw: Haiku Inc. must upgrade the financial reports. Transparency is everything IMHO)