My initial hope was I3 would recognize my work and I could grab some kind of sponsorship from their promotion funds.
But on some point I notized that they are not willing to recognize me and I would never gain any financial support from them.
Don't know if my style is incompatible or my quality of work is just too bad but I can't remember they ever replied or commented to my work.
However I than tried to gather donations from the community on many ways what ended in the expectable low result.
I am not sure what has to happen for I3 to open the pot .. never actually heard or read about a promotion fund
I also don't receive any financial support .. here and there some little PTS or bitUSD from single individuals .. but I also never asked for any funds .. so thats ok for me .. I think it is pretty difficult to base a business on 'donations' .. not only because this community is still small compared to let's say bigger open source projects
Maybe I had become a little obsessed by BitShares and the big idea behind it, but as earlier said I'm not a large stakeholder nor I'm willing to buy a larger stake in BitShares.
I feel a little addicted to the forum but also am not a big stakeholder. Still I'd like to learn that stuff and find acknowledgment through wisdom (that sounds weird) :-)
We all have/had our motivation to participate in BitShares and mine was never to do it for free.
Oh .. that was communicated badly I must confess.
Now I could start to intensify my work and do many things more to buildup my reputation but I never realy planned to do this stuff full time.
It just happend that I currently have a lot of free time .. gonna change soon enough .. Until then I will try to help out the community ..
Citation from http://bitshares.org/faq
Why would a DAC developer honor PTS/AGS holders with additional shares?This requires at first that the community owns a motivating stake in PTS/AGS wich it is not in my case, my bad.
By giving part of their new DAC to holders of PTS and AGS holders, the developer immediately puts their DAC in the hands of a motivated community that believes in the concepts of DACs and now has a financial incentive to see that they increase in value as well as profitability.
That doesn't imply you cannot be part of the community
But hey I learned a lot (It is I not i and ' not ` in english)
That is exactly what motivates me .. it's not giving support (that sucks from time to time) .. what is fascinating is to learn how that stuff works .. And as I already know a little about it .. and have some spare time (currently) I can make use of my knowledge and do some support ..
However, I feel sorry you did not find enough motivating acknowledgment and positive feedback to continue your work ..
but I can understand your reasonings ...
I hope you will yet stick around ..