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Re: We did it!

From: matmarquis.com <mat@matmarquis.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:16:53 -0400
Cc: Marcos Caceres <mcaceres@mozilla.com>, public-respimg@w3.org
Message-Id: <8A4CBAC2-8D5B-4D62-A5EF-99FEAA88B3D5@matmarquis.com>
To: SiPlus <hwguy.siplus@gmail.com>
On Mar 31, at 2:55 PM, SiPlus wrote:
> $10000 for an HTML element? Did Russian government launch this campaign? Wow, never thought *open-source* could be so corrupt...
Just to clarify: all of the money raised is going to Yoav’s full-time work on adding the `picture` element to Blink (and hopefully WebKit as well, soon). As an independent contractor, this will allow one of the people that knows the element best to lead the implementation alongside the Blink team. This is effectively the community hiring Yoav so that we can see this not only implemented well, but quickly.

I’m a little curious about what you mean by “corrupt” where nobody is profiting from this but Yoav, who is being paid for services rendered. I have this sinking feeling that we’re not looking at an especially productive conversation here anyway, though.

> On Mar 31, 2014 10:39 PM, "Marcos Caceres" <mcaceres@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> As most of you know, Yoav and Wilto ran an Indigogo campaign to raise money so Yoav can implement <picture> in Blink:
> http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/picture-element-implementation-in-blink
> Today, they reached the goal of US$10,000! What's more amazing is how quickly they got there - only took about a week! 171 amazing people contributed.  
> If you haven't contributed to the campaign, it's not too late! There are some great perks available, including an awesome "RICG" t-shirt design by the amazing Geri Coady. Check it out here:
> http://tinyurl.com/ricg-shirt
> Thanks again to everyone who contributed! You've made the web just that little bit more awesome :)

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