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From "Christian Grobmeier" <>
Subject Re: Wave Kickstarter
Date Sun, 01 Dec 2013 18:35:34 GMT

On 1 Dec 2013, at 19:24, Joseph Gentle wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Ali Lown <> wrote:
>> My only worry with a KS is how do we market it? As beyond putting it
>> on Hacker News, explaining an P2P OT-backend communication system is
>> likely to confuse (if not discourage) potential backers.
>> (It also sounds more like the abstract for some academic research,
>> than a commercial project [the issue with being on the edge of
>> research for this technology]).
> Aside from hackernews, we should talk to techcrunch and all the other
> little tech news places. We should do a meetup on the topic here in SF
> to gather support, and we should try to sell the story to our local
> newspapers in our hometowns. I have friends who are good at this stuff
> that I can call on.
> I agree though - the hardest part is (as you say) figuring out how we
> distill down the idea to make it easy to explain.

I can help a little with marketing. I have a well visited blog meanwhile
and the right story might draw some good attention to a kickstarter campaign.

As I have some interest in making Wave happen and so I would even support 
the Kickstarter myself with $.

That all being said, with all the new ideas and hope I would say we should
postpone the "go to github discussion" a little more. I think ppl will
support some ASF Wave more than a "random github Wave". And be it only
because of the safety for a clean IP.

Please let me know if I can do more to support this effort (speaking with
my entrepreneur hat on, not my ASF hat)


> -J


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