There’s multiple messages in the website with something like “there’s no enough resources to start the next development phase… unless the situation changes…”
I have been contacted by a known website too that wanted to write a small article of the experience of 3.0 and asked me a few questions, one of them was “elive requried donations in the past for the devleopment, now that is cost-free, what will happen? when there will be a new version?”
I’m specifically worried about how these messages are said, in the psychological aspect I mean, by one side it is meant to make understand different things like:
- with the actual donations is not possible to continue making elive
- donations are a requeriment, not because we are a commercial distro crap
But at the same time it has also negative impact, like thinking that is not worth to use a distro that will not “exist in the future” and similar things
What you think about these messages and how are formulated? what feels makes on you when reading them?