Recent downtime on the Plaza, makes me think that maybe QB is too good to be 100% free?
Free and open source is a damn beautiful thing, but it can at times get in the way of stability and progress.
Maybe you want to keep QB free - and in that case I applaud you guys! However a few ideas I’ve been having:
- Have 2 update streams - one free (less frequent) - one paid (frequent updates)
- Low monthly subscriptions with perks - eg.: Votes counts x2, priority on feature requests, new applications added to QB available earlier.
- A monthly draw among paying users - a free server tuneup, a free month or 3 or similar.
- Seedbox providers using QB, should pay a fee!
There might be other and better ideas, but I really do think QB is of a quality that goes above and beyond anything similar around. And in order to keep the momentum going, I do think you are allowed to ask for a bit more in return.