All in all my estimation is that the next two weeks will be taken up setting up the project to get it really rolling without distractions. This entails (in no particular order):
- Scheduling a meeting with my tax accountant to clarify issues on how crowd funded money is taxed in Germany.
- Setting up contracts with Krys and Lucas for the work sets they are going to within the context of the months to come (contracts actually are necessary for tax reasons).
- Setting up a contract and a licensing exception from the GPL with Zeno about NotEye integration (we already agreed on doing that beforehand but now we also need to do a safe legal contract; requires me to get into contact with my preferred open source lawyer to get this set up).
- Planning the exact work packages with Lucas, Krys, Zeno and Jochen (our original project plan was pretty much wrecked by the many changes wrought about the original idea during the campaign ;-) ).
- Revise the project plan to catch up with all the changes and additional features to be added (I'm about 65% done but there's an amazing amount of stuff left to organize and add up).
- Revise all pledge submissions. I need to merge the official list from Indiegogo with the hundreds of mails that flooded in during the last days and hours of the campaign. Additionally the heap of pledge upgrades also needs to be organized and there were some special issues to be taken into account. All this currently is stored in a mix of tables and mails and needs to be sorted into one master table. This alone sadly will take days :-(
- Finally I need to set up forms to get into contact with donors and start collecting information about the various pledge reward details. Sadly Indiegogo's support here is... non-existant (compared to all the infrastructure that according to my knowledge is provided by Kickstarter). *Sigh* So I'll have to come up with something myself... currently I'm thinking about Google forms, suggestions are welcome for building dynamic survey forms that collect the responses on an organized manner.
- I need to catch up with emails. Didn't read single one during the weekend just to clear my head :-)
- Jochen will finish his work on an automated build and deployment infrastructure for ADOM to allow us to compile, package and upload new releases with a single shell command (otherwise it would be impossible to do timely updates).
- We will set up a download site for the Wanderer level donors (and above) so that they can "get their fix" with the latest prerelease :-) (you will be mailed with information on how to get there as soon as we have the site set up).
- I have started tinkering with ideas about the ADOM Lite RPG. This is the one thing that needs to happen in parallel to the actual ADOM programming work so there is no reason not to start as soon as possible. Blog post upcoming about preliminary thoughts.
Oh, BTW, I will use the ATR label as a tag for all posts on this bog relating to future happenings related to the ADOM: The Resurrection campaign. So if you want to get an overview after a while just click on the ATR label in the list to the right.