January 2015 Grant Votes


The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the January round.

Proposal in this round

Voting Results


Definition of the score is found in 3.2 of the rules.


While it is always difficult to make decision on grant proposals, this was a particularly tough one. We understand this is a serious project with good amount of interest from the community including multiple code committers.

The main reason that led us to the negative conclusion is as follows: there are already plenty of web frameworks and CMSes. It is not a bad thing to have another one but we will not be able to fund this "another one" which may or may not attract new users given there are just too many choices. For this specific area with high competition, we tend to spend money on marketing, promotion or tutorial of software which is completed, established and/or adopted. Otherwise on initiative to solve a specific problem.

We hope the success of Ado.

Next round

The next round is in March. You can submit proposals now.



Thank you for taking the time to consider the proposal.

The decision is understandable. I also (think I) understand what needs to be done to get to the point of recognition. There are some extra several miles to go now.

It is no doubt that Ado received more attention in the last two weeks than for a whole one year before. This is a good thing.
During the last two weeks the visits to the project page on Github doubled. The forks increased in number, we have a new merge request accepted :) and a few issues solved.

I realize this is nothing comparing to already popular projects. It is now only about achieving the needed critical mass of contributors :) to make the project appealing for the wide audience.

Time, feedback and voluntarily invested efforts will tell.
I wrote some rules on how to contribute already for those who are interested:
They are subject of improvement too :).


Have you considered a Kickstarter campaign or something similar? This sounds like a cool project, and it's not a huge amount you are asking fror. I'd chip in. :-)

Thank you Magnus!
I did not dare to do it :).
I will consider this opportunity definitely!

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