Do you agree that every Development for Steem should be released as Open Source, to receive funds from the Steem Blockchain?
The last publication by @steemchiller about his Funding Proposal for SteemWorld brought a lot of discussion to the Steem table. A few issues were raised and in this post I'd like to address the most pertinent one (in my opinion). And also to make a little Poll about it.
As you can see by some of the comments, @steemchiller is being asked by part of the community to Open Source the application - that is, if he wishes to receive funds from the Steem Blockchain.
Judging how things are going, it seems that releasing the code as Open Source is the only way that @steemchiller's proposal will gain enough support to be funded with 77 SBD per day.
At current prices, this would be $52 per day or $1570 per month. Frankly, this seems perfectly reasonable to me, even more when you think that everyday on this platform there are a few shitty posts which combined gather $1570 easily... not per month, but per day.
So, it seems to me that by refusing this proposal we are implicitly saying that 10 shitty posts are more valuable than a full month of @steemchiller's work on SteemWorld.
If that's the case, why should @steemchiller open source the application at all? If people really don't see enough value in it, maybe the best would be to make it a Freemium app, or even maybe a Closed app available only for subscribers.
I understand the logic for people wishing to see the source code. After all, people like to know exactly what it is that they are funding.
On the other hand, if @steemchiller releases the application to the community, is there any clausule on the SPS that guarantees that he will keep being funded? How do we know that other developers won't simply pick up his code, rename the app, and release it themselves... which then would make the funding of SteemWorld... unecessary?
This concludes the serious part of my post... And now let's have a little fun with the Poll.
Do you agree that every Development for Steem should be released as Open Source, to receive funds from the Steem Blockchain? (Tell me why in the comments.)
- Yes, Everything Must Be Open Source
- No, Closed Source Applications are Just as Valid and Important to Steem
- Undecided, I'm on the Fence and Haven't Made Up My Mind Yet
Answer the question at dpoll.xyz.