Continuing a necessary dialogue/thread elaborated on by @Nick_M in another post…
Last we checked, it seemed there was consensus on these suggested corrections:
Can we please get any suggested changes that have already been approved plugged in or made for the time being somehow (ASAP) and then shift our focus to figuring out the donation/support page? Is this something we’re expecting @jackhajb to do, or are there other devs who can or should manage this right now? How complicated would it be? I seriously think we need to go live with what we have ASAP, and worry about any further updates as we go.
And if we’re just doing the link out to Open Collective for this donation page, then lets finalize necessary copy for that page as well (@Sam_Martyn, @Hakanto, @brndnkng?). I’ve left my comments and suggestions on a lot of that via that Google doc (EDIT: Catching up on missed thread around finalization here, @Sam_Martyn; my apologies).
We really need some initiative right now. We gotta get this new site live ASAP so we can figure out / move onto other stuff as far as even just getting more support is concerned.
To everyone I’ve tagged and beyond:
In my opinion, now is the time to let go of this “not my department” mentality and take a more holistic approach to servicing this project, granted in a way that doesn’t impede on work others are already doing.
Reach out. Respond to emails. Invite people in. Facilitate dialogues beyond the formal meetings being held right now. Go scouting for folks we need via Resonate socials or your networks. We need more OUTWARD-FACING support and initiative at this juncture (as @LLK said). If we sit here obsessing over particulars that might not matter in a month or two because we didn’t give users and those looking to support this the appropriate channels and tools to do so, then we’re doing ourselves a major disservice in my view.
I’m seconding sentiments that were expressed on our call.
As far as I’m concerned, what we’re trying to do is get more resources and fundraise. @Nick_M shares this assessment. An obstacle to this is the fact that we don’t have an updated website (with clearer fundraising goals set in USD, not just Euros), and we also don’t have a mobile app in stores. Aside from the obvious technical and processing issues, this has been one of the main obstacles for a lot of people (mainly artists) for years now, in my view, and I’ve said it a million times at this point, as many go, “No app? They’re not ready and don’t have their priorities in order; not worth my time.” It’s not cool, but it’s reality.
This is why updating and pushing the new (main) site right now is crucial, in addition to starting the discussion around how we get iOS/Android apps made for stores (and please, let’s not limit that discussion with our own assumptions about how this needs to go, but instead gauge what any volunteers are saying is possible first).
For me to even engage around the MEDIA projects I’ve discussed that include big artists who support this platform, I need these things handled. We are shooting ourselves in the foot by… dragging our feet on these relatively simple things. If I need to scout for more dev volunteers, just let me know, and I’ll do that. But I expect that same initiative from others. Especially if they’re being paid to do labor for Resonate (I am not and never have been).