To be fair, there are more than enough operating systems supporting convenience already...
So what you just said, doesn't just checkout, it is a friggin home run to the moon at this point...
Anywho, I will just say, donations could help you guys, but you would need a very significant amount for it to be more than just keeping the project alive.
Aka, making it easier to get people to work on project, etc...
My two cents
Technical emancipation is not to reach with that. And that was and is the point! Waiting for some interest to come? Won't happen at all, because that is for sure completely arrogant in the review of all what was done until today. If we throw away concrete values for more public interest we will reach out nothing. So it is better to have a small system, but functional. Not that many architectures, not that many packages and more. But all a concrete point to build on top. The alternative is all in all the known problem why we are at this point. And we are for sure working on "making it easier". But the question is also: Why do we need to bother when people don't really care enough even today? It is not that complicated to understand, attend and build. There is one point needed: Time for reading and understanding. If people don't want that (and now we are back at what I have written about "convinience"), no one can help here. That's also the point: You cannot make something "easier" which is just plain logic.
We won't bring back bloated frameworks as they were removed for a reasoning, we won't establish questionable packages and we are in search for lightweight packages. That's all done for a reason and we have for sure not any kind of problem if people don't want all of that: There are enough other systems. But the point is just that: Donating is done throughout multiple ways. A helping hand is needed all-time and everyone is taking the time for explanations and discussions onto ideas. Money is one point. But throwing only money on top of something is not the final idea: It is a start to establish and preserve the infrastructure. There are people and creative minds needed to get more into. And free soft- and hardware is either done throughout altruistic engagement or otherwise failing further at a point when it comes only to the money: At one point talks about "copyright" are coming back and we rely onto a social contract in the opposite as Hyperbola is and will always be a community-driven project! It is as it is and giving way more room for searching money is the wrong point when seen alone. We would be onto the same point where others reside like the known "where would we all have been without the companies". The answer could be: Way better at a point as corporate "open-source" and more is only a toxic present.
And there were different tryouts until today to "make it easier" for people to attend and publish. The last one to remember was to test new window-managers being included as the not working replacements. But coming back towards to donations and support:
- Interest to attend within documentation?
- Interest to attend into testing?
- Interest to attend into further development?
Generic support with amounts of money for keeping up the infrastructure is also good. But there are seriously enough ways to attend and publish, easy enough with wide amount of possible discussion and integration. Just one thing: Speaking with each other and communication is key. If there is interest in Hyperbola as project, donation can be done right now without any waiting-time. 0.4 is there and 0.4.1 is coming soon enough. No waiting needed!
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