I don’t necessarily think it’s unfair but then again you can read my 2 cents on it. The issue is with the way MS decided to go about it IMHO. It is what it is. The process should be tweaked for the future but for now I think it should be left as is as we don’t want to rock the boat.
Hypercube has done nothing wrong so should not be punished and @whiteoutmashups is showing us a more long term solution.
I think it shouldn’t be messed with, maybe the process should be tweaked for the future without stating the obvious and I think @maidsafe should seriously consider outsourcing or contracting some of their work out to @whiteoutmashups if they believe what he is offering fits.
As 12k MAID currently equates to £5,760 I would say we are well and truly funded for this CEP. In fact, at a combined total of £9422 (an extra £3662 or 7629 MAID) we are well into stretch goal territory. We’ll speak with @joeri and confirm the animation can be produced more quickly as per the proposal.
A huge thanks to whoever just sent 0.6BTC into the CEP. Super generous and we’ll make sure this, and all the donations made, will be put to good use!
We’ve been speaking with the Hypercube Studios as this CEP is now over funded. We’ve considered a few options, such as: producing the video’s faster, incorporating foreign language translations and promoting the video.
However, what we think will add more value would be to create another video, one that explains one of the most important and least understood aspects of the network, SAFE consensus. We are proposing that MaidSafe will make up the difference to cover the production of both videos, and we would create both in tandem.
Our reasoning is that we don’t think producing the Safecoin video very quickly will lead to a better quality animation and would offer minimal benefit. We have also been bowled over by the translation contributions already received for the video we released a couple of weeks ago and are thinking about paying MAID for translations of future videos. We are also currently considering how best to promote these videos and MaidSafe would put budget aside should paid promotion be considered the best way forward.
I’d love if Data Chains could have its own video. If it happens to be mentioned in the consensus vid (no idea if so), I think it would cause confusion as if it’s required for consensus unless deeply specified otherwise.
The only reason I bring this up is because Data Chains is such a novel asset to this project and this whole space in general @nicklambert think it would fit into consensus video or be more appropriate to be another CEP closer to alpha 3?
That my friend is a fantastic idea! Such a video will compliment the preceding videos by drawing people closer not only to the vision but the people behind it. We all know a data chains video is a MUST!!! High level coverage from there is nearly complete. That’ll finally end those blank stares resulting from no easy to follow up material after our initial attempt at a social introduction to the concept of SAFE. That has so many times pissed me off.
Soon I’ll be able to approach the Freenet community. They are somewhat understandably hostile due to misunderstanding from what was little and poorly aggregated documentation.