Open Source Kickstarter Report Card (Updated)

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Tue Aug 18 04:55:45 CEST 2015

Windows 8? No. 10? Yeah probably.  If LC can be updated to be compliant
with the UAP (universal app platform)  If I understand correctly, dong that
means it'll run on win 10, win 10 phones etc. Not sure how the backwards
compatibility works though, and its possible I am way off base here too.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 8:45 PM, Peter W A Wood <peterwawood at>

> There have been quite a few comments and clearly a number of different
> views amongst members of the community. I would like to add my perspective.
> The LiveCode Kickstarter campaign was very unusual in that the LiveCode
> could fulfil all of the rewards without actually having to complete the
> project. The rewards consisted of gifts and existing LiveCode products.
> In one sense, LiveCode completed the Kickstarter campaign when all the
> rewards had been delivered. I’m sure that Kickstarter would take this view.
> LiveCode kept to the biggest promise it made, LiveCode has been
> open-sourced under the GPL and is freely accessible on Github.
> That leaves the other promises made during the Kickstarter campaign. Some
> made initially, some made as stretch goals. I have no doubt that these
> promises were very genuine. Clearly, LiveCode hasn’t been able to deliver
> them in the time they expected. This could be to any number of causes;
> under estimating and resources not being available being the most likely.
> To their great credit, the LiveCode team still appears to be committed to
> meeting its Kickstarter promises even though the funds raised to do so must
> have run out a long time ago.
> My concern is that it is human nature to push promises made a long time
> ago to the back of our minds. If my report card serves any purpose, it is
> simply to keep the promises in view.
> I would like the promises to be kept. However, if LiveCode were to give a
> reasonable explanation (with an apology) why a promise could no longer be
> met, I would accept it given that I got my rewards, LiveCode has been
> open-sourced, and many of the “feature” promises have been met.
> Peter
> PS Does anybody still think it is worth LiveCode supporting Windows 8
> Phone?
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