[OpenSCAD] 3D printing survey

doug moen doug at moens.org
Fri Sep 25 18:58:37 EDT 2015


Hi Yona. You can already support OpenSCAD at
https://salt.bountysource.com/teams/openscad
<https://salt.bountysource.com/>, which uses a Patreon-like monthly
subscription model.

On 25 September 2015 at 18:53, Yona Appletree <hypher at gmail.com> wrote:

> FWIW, I really like the Patreon model, where I pay a small sum per month
> to encourage an artist to do something I like, but with no pressure or
> contract. It would be trickier to do something like that for a distributed
> team, but I, for one, would be interested in sponsoring a few of OpenSCAD's
> top contributors to work on it more. Say, $5 / month each to three of them
> or so. Obviously, that would only work if many others felt as I do.
>
> I'm curious if there's other services like Patreon that are better suited
> to open source software teams.
>
>
> - Yona
>
> Bogdan Kecman <arhi.smece at gmail.com>
> September 25, 2015 at 14:18
> On 9/25/2015 11:12 PM, Len Trigg wrote:
>
> Well maybe time to add link to that "Button" below paypal, flatter and
> bitkoin :D
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> Len Trigg <lenbok at gmail.com>
> September 25, 2015 at 14:12
>
>
> Indeed!! I was only familiar with the one-off issue-based option, from my
> previous experience with it -- it looks like that subscription option is
> new: https://salt.bountysource.com/
>
> Cheers,
> Len.
>
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> Bogdan Kecman <arhi.smece at gmail.com>
> September 25, 2015 at 13:56
>
> On 9/25/2015 10:16 PM, Len Trigg wrote:
>
> Openscad is listed onhttps://www.bountysource.com/teams/openscad/bounties but I think
> essentially no-one has heard of it
>
> Thanks for the link - I had no idea that existed (neither that site nor
> that openscad is registered there).
>
>
> , and as a supporter you make lump sum donations for your favourite
> issues (which may or may not get worked on). It has the benefit that
> anyone who contributes to developing could claim a bounty, but it's
> not a dead-easy system for a supporter.
>
> Neither sounds perfect. Perhaps the bountysource guys could add a "I
> don't know or care about 'issues' but just want to support the
> project" subscription option?
>
>
> there's "support openscad" button there, isn't that unrelated to any
> specific task? It do allow you to send money without asking you
> anything. It shows for e.g. 3 ppl give money this month ... you can give
> money "this time only" or you can "subscribe" and make a scheduler to
> send money monthly .. isn't that exactly what you suggest here?
>
> --
> arhimed
>
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> Len Trigg <lenbok at gmail.com>
> September 25, 2015 at 13:16
> The funding of the open source projects we all love and derive benefit
> from is certainly important, and it would be nice if there were an easy way
> for people to e.g. subscribe $2/mo to ongoing development.
>
> Openscad is listed on https://www.bountysource.com/teams/openscad/bounties
> but I think essentially no-one has heard of it, and as a supporter you make
> lump sum donations for your favourite issues (which may or may not get
> worked on). It has the benefit that anyone who contributes to developing
> could claim a bounty, but it's not a dead-easy system for a supporter.
>
> Another alternative that I only heard about a few days ago is
> http://www.patreon.com/, which lets people be patrons of their favourite
> artists/content providers -- sort of like a monthly subscription but I
> think it is linked to releases of new content (in the openscad world this
> might be releases, nightly builds, commits?). E.g. this might let people
> subscribe at a max of $2/month as long as development is still happening.
> Presumably then there is the issue of how any funds get distributed though.
>
> Neither sounds perfect. Perhaps the bountysource guys could add a "I don't
> know or care about 'issues' but just want to support the project"
> subscription option?
>
> Cheers,
> Len.
>
>
>
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> jon <jon at jonbondy.com>
> September 25, 2015 at 05:46
> One more, and then I will stop.
>
> SketchUp provides a perpetual license to me for the software I paid for,
> but I can stop funding them and not get access to their newer technology.
> Seems fair to me.  And to them.  They have an incentive to give me
> must-have features, and I get to decide whether those features are worth
> what they are asking.
>
> We are used to everything being free on the web, but that is not a model
> that can fund the development of some of the products that we love.  It
> makes sense to me to pay a modest fee to ensure that products like OpenSCAD
> continue to grow and improve.
>
> The SketchUp model provides free access to most features, with payment
> needed to use some of the high-end features.
>
> Perhaps rather than simply saying "reviled" we might want to explore, as a
> community, how to fund OpenSCAD in a way that is acceptable to the majority
> of us
>
> On 9/25/2015 8:32 AM, Tim Hawkins wrote:
>
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