Now that Pandora production seems to be entering a more stable phase with units being available in stock, it strikes me that a well administered, open & transparent community dev fund could be a huge boon.
Can I please request that this discussion is not about past mistakes or the way the original dev fund should have been used. If you want to question the way things have been done in the past then please start a new thread.
Here’s what I’d like to see for a Pandora Dev fund :
- The fund administered by ED or another representative of Open Pandora GmbH.
- The ability to donate to the dev fund directly from a prominent place on the official Pandora website.
- The total raised by the fund & the amounts paid to devs be available as public record.
- The ability for people to donate to a specific project.
A focus on projects that add value to the Pandora would seem to be a logical way to spend money raised by the dev fund.
For example, a way of using an external controller (IControlPad, PS3 / Wii Classic Controller, USB Dual Analouge Joystick etc.) with a Pandora so there is an option that when using the controller it has the same effect of using the inbuilt Pandora controls. This would make using a TV out cable with Pandora a truly pleasant user experience.