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Re: Preview: KickStarter for Linked Data and Web Payments

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 23:31:54 -0400
Message-ID: <5195A4AA.9070104@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Scott Elcomb <psema4@gmail.com>
CC: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 05/16/2013 11:14 PM, Scott Elcomb wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Manu Sporny 
> <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
>> I think it flows much better now, what do you think?
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manusporny/701481070?token=dc84e5a5
> A reward suggestion for additional pledge levels (ie $20, $50, $75) -
> special supporter badges for websites and blogs to use. The jump from
> $25 to $100 without rewards may unnecessarily discourage a large
> number of supporters.

You're right. I was hesitant to provide "virtual gifts" for larger
donation amounts. Perhaps we can have 3 levels of getting your name
listed on the website software?

$20 - Silver supporter, you're mentioned before the $10 donations
$50 - Gold supporter, you're mentioned before the $20 donations
$75 - Platinum supporter, you're mentioned prominently on the website
      beside a tool that you helped to fund.

Any other better ideas? Do people feel like the supporter badge is a
good reward for $20-$75 donations? What if we customized each badge? We
could use PaySwarm/Meritora to digitally sign each badge...

> Also, I'm curious what your plan is if the campaign raises more than
>  the stretch goals require? (And would that be considered a risk?
> ;-)

I was going to put that in the FAQ (you're not allowed to work on the
FAQ until after the project is approved).

If we go over the $22K required, if it's only be $2K-3K, we'll split it
up among the students as a bonus. If it's $5k-$10k - we'll try to find
two other students. If it's much more than that, we'll put the money
aside until the next semester or the next summer and start searching for
more students to work on projects related to Linked Data and Web Payments.

Any other ideas on what to do with the extra funds if we exceed the $22K

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
Received on Friday, 17 May 2013 03:32:27 UTC

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