They don't want to unleash the community, they have a very clear direction they're devoting resources and brain bandwidth too and the idea that anybody can do anything, that's just a vestigial limb at this point in the evolution. Invictus was *going* to unleash the community back when we were all in it together mining for Protoshares working towards a january 1st blockchain launch. In those idealistic days the thought of selling a pre-mine like mastercoin did was viewed as unelegant and exploitative.
Once angelshares started, the community became irrelevent because enough people were excited about bitshares that Angelshares was seeing success and they could salary themselves and do whatever they want with the funds. This is why conferences became so important, people who go to conferences about Bitcoin have the resources to invest in Angelshares which is a pot of money that invictus has the keys too and does not want community input on how to spend.
This would have been ok (inefficient, but OK) but invictus did not follow through with their plan and failed to do really anything to cultivate their nascent dac ecosystem, even "deferring" the Shark Tank DAC pitch event because of lack of interest from qualified participants Have you been to a hackathon for Bitcoin or Ethereum? There is absolutely no shortage of qualified applicants, Invictus has just failed to attract them.
And when it didn't see success I'm sure Invictus is cycling into angelshares their own or their investors money. They have said they have the right to do at advantageous times, which means when few other people are doing so.
The folks are invictus are not bad people, they are engineers, out of their depth and have been short-sighted reactionary from the word go of this project. were very burned by their inability to deal with the popularity of Protoshares and then over-compensated from their 0% pre-mine to a 100% pre-mine if we're using the old parlance.
Angelshares was always a bad idea if the plan was for this to be a partnership with the community. By taking the money from angelshares, you ask and incentivize us to delegate our ability to make things happen (i.e. pay a developer, invest in a project) because invictus already took most of the communities liquid investment funds but aren't doing what they said they would with them. If you want to unleash the community, Invictus has to first think there is some value they haven't already extracted from it. Mostly Invictus uses the forum for alpha testing, ideation and most importantly but least prioritized is damage control.