assets entrusted to I3 for purposes of development and marketing
This is them spending it on development. Contract negotiation is a reality... Maybe you disagree with these particular expenditures. I've disagreed with lots of Dan's in the past.
I'll let Dan explain the details when he gets around to it. In the meantime, consider these two facts that have been brought up a few times:
* I gave up $150k / year at Google to work for a fraction of that salary at enormous risk. The other devs are at least as skilled as I am.
* We are the only people on earth capable of delivering on BTS. If we left right now BTS would die, while we could make a viable competitor.
If you think we aren't actors you want to make into vested interests well in excess of what we could buy from working another job
, I suggest you lay out what you would need try to build something without us. I guess your alternate PTS is trying to do this, so far all the people actually building this thing seem to just blow it off.