I'm not sure if this is correct . My understanding is that the toolkit has the core technology in it, so you got DPOS, you got the market, the peg mechanism,Titan,etc. Now of course you need to modify it if you want to make a different DAC. I.E Bithshare Music although it has a completely different business model is basically BithsareX with very few changes AlphaBar PTS same think. HackerFisher could confirm if PLAY it is using the toolkit to make the DAC. So given the fact that it is open source and already a few DACS are using it I think we can call it the DAC framework.
I'm not sure either. Forking a program and modifying it isn't really what I'd call a toolkit, but understandably Dan couldn't have terribly accurate foresight when trying to come up with a plan in the early days.
Thats the problem though, the core technology is there and I don't think much will be added to aid the toolkit itself. I'm not sure how much documentation was ever created to enable the use of the toolkit either. So what will the BTS DAC have done to help the toolkit ? From any of my observations, it will have done nothing if not made it worse.
Anyway, these are just thoughts of mine. I was fairly angry when a lot of this was announced but now is not the time to be divisive. If I was pissed off enough I would have taken my stuff and went on down the road to life's next interest.
edit - AlphaBar-PTS seems to be about as far along as RandPaulCoin which appears to be nothing so far. Everything else you mentioned has had explicit i3 support on some level.
Maybe "toolkit" it is not the right word and the original idea was to0 ambitious , I see it more like linux kernel, you have the core of the technology then you are free to adapt it as you want.
I agree about the documentation, big problem there, but given the fact this is still very early development, this might change if the technology is proving itself witch I think it does. The problem is adoption as long as nobody knows about it could be the best idea and stay idle forever. It is a Catch 22 situation right now I3 don't have the resource to do documentation,tutorial, examples etc so therefore they need more 3 party DAC developers but for now not many could use it because not enough documentation...
True AlphaBar-PTS and RandPaulCoin are nothing yet but the good news the intention is there. I see talking of DPOS more and more outside this forum like Zennet supercomputer they are thinking about DPOS too, so I’m hopping those are signs that the word take notice and this will help the toolkit tremendously.