I think the text on the overview page is a bit too small. Could you make it a little bigger? overview.bmp
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I'm very interested in this service, I think it may become the next big thing in the open source world, but only if you keep doing it right.
That's why I'll give my feedback, because I want it to succeed, and here comes:
- If you state in your FAQ that "Free software development is a noble cause, worthy of your support." why don't you start by providing the source code of this wonderful web application you just created? If you're afraid of others that may launch your service with the same codebase, take a look at SourceForge: they give SF.net code but nobody supplants them because they have many services that you cannot mimic regardless if you have the source code or not.
- I think that having a fee for creating projects is just useless: it will make people not create projects. The interesting thing about creating a project is that you want your crazy idea to be finished, and of course you would pay for it, but only if it gets finished, because the first time you have an idea you may think that it's indeed too crazy and maybe no developer will try to do it. I understand that having a project fee creation is like a warranty of having a funder behind that cares (because he has already given money for the cause), but why not having that fee extracted from the paypal account into "My Reserve", but indeed not spent until the project is finished? I mean, if the project is finished, the fee could be part of the final bounty, but if the project never finishes, you could disable the project and get the fee again to "My reserve" in order to try creating a more interesting project. I'm not against community deductions, I'm against project fees that may be spent in projects that never get developed.
Well, I hope we can debate about all of this.
Andres G. Aragoneses
Senior Software Engineer
I just noticed that when someone replies, the reply is defaulted to a closed message that has to be opened.
That is fine if there are one or two sub-replies, but it gets kind of tedious if there are many sub replies, and the user will have to open all of them to get to the last sub reply.
Just a thought.
Clicking on the project Sponsor/Update Sponsor link (while signed in), the dropdown doesn't open reliably in IE 7. Often, although the new text and entry fields don't display, the lower part of the existing page does correctly move down revealing white space where the new text and fields should appear. This may relate to the font size dpi settings I use in Windows - to replicate the problem, try larger dpi settings. Thank's!
I tried to send my reserve back to myself via paypal, and although the reserve has left fossfactory, it has not appeared in my paypal account! please help me!
I'm having difficulty finding any activity on this site more recent than about 2012. Is FOSS Factory still active?