I imagine that people might refuse to honor AGS/PTS if they don't need anything from I3 and the comunity (no funding, no consulting with Dan, ho office space, no marketing/exposure) and just use the open source Tapos code and other Tools.
The AGS/PTS community could fork their appraoches which would be an arguement to honor PTS/AGS. But if a lot of developers take the TaPOS code and fork it the community might have a hard time re-forking all of their specific applications. Then 20% might feel too much to them...
So what do you think. Would it be a good thing for the long Term value of AGS/PTS if we downgrade the 20% to 10% or 5% or something if they just use the software tools and code?
Think of AGS being a targeted marketing email list of all the people in the industry who can prove they are willing to donate to advance the cause.
Now, as a developer you have some promotional shares to give away. Do you give them to the people on the Proven Donor Mailing List or do you hand them out at random to people who will mostly just dump them for quick cash.
We have to stop thinking of AGS as merely an obligation to be avoided by not using what the donors have built for everybody and instead remind everybody
It's a List of Proven Donors!
People pay good money for a nice targeted mailing list for a prized demographic like AGS holders..
Who else would be better to recruit as supporters?