Collection of Lecture 2 funds even if the tilt has not been reached
As part of the first and second crowd-funding campaigns for ‘The SAFE Network From First Principles’ series of lectures we used a ‘ransom’ model for obtaining funding from the community, which means that we are withholding the youtube edited version of the lectures until we reach a certain threshold of funding.
It worked really well for the first campaign but now, after more than one month, we are still ~300$US short of the 1000$US tilt amount for the second campaign. We initially decided to extend the campaign until the amount would be reached before distributing the videos. However, that delays the distribution of the videos for an indefinite amount of time.
We are now thinking of moving to a subscription-based model for the third lecture and onward, along the lines of Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/), in order to avoid having to force contributors to make an explicit and deliberate contribution on every new video released. Instead, they would commit to contribute a certain amount, up to a monthly ceiling, for every new video released.
In order to migrate to that funding model sooner, we would end the current campaign for Lecture 2, collect everyone’s money, and release the videos even though the tilt has not been reached. Since we are changing the terms of the campaign mid-course, we need the agreement of contributors for those changes to happen. You are therefore invited to vote on that change.
On a meta note, we are using the opportunity to experiment with Loomio for collective decision-making within the SAFE community and should that experiment be successful, we will use it more in the future.
Poll Created Fri 23 Jan 2015 7:35AM
Release all the videos for Lecture 2 and collect contributor's money even if the tilt has not been reached Closed Fri 30 Jan 2015 11:04PM
Everyone agree so we are going forward with the proposal. Francis already released the lectures on the youtube channel.
By agreeing to that proposal as a contributor to the campaign, you agree that:
1. We release the videos on Youtube for universal access sooner that the current campaign’s ending;
2. We collect the money you pledged even though the tilt amount has not been reached (we will do so by lowering the tilt amount and shortening the campaign duration);
If any of the contributors disagree with the proposal, we will drop the proposal and discuss collectively what we should do instead.
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10 of 10 people have voted (100%)
Fri 23 Jan 2015 8:39AM
For contributors, it changes little, it mostly means that for us who created the video, we are agree to release them for less than we initially expected. Erick
Fri 23 Jan 2015 8:40AM
For contributors, it changes little, it mostly means that for us who created the video, we are agree to release them for less than we initially expected.
Fri 23 Jan 2015 10:18AM
I agree with your reasoning and happy with the changes to the campaign. Go for it!
I don't have a strong preference about what platform you use.
Fri 23 Jan 2015 8:16PM
Agreed, I know that in the future; as these are tremendously useful explanations, the people will hopefully value this knowledge; Looking forward to support to maximum allocations from Infinity Algorithms capital per lecture per month;