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  Re: Can I pay someone to add this from MegaPov?  
From: INVALID ADDRESS
Date: 3 Nov 2016 12:30:37
Message: <1842551826.499882470.741617.gdsHYPHENentropyAThotmaolDOTcom@news.povray.org>
Wow no comments huh? Lol... I thought someone would have something to say
at least.

This just motivates me more to personally take out strategic bounties for
stuff that might make Pov more attractive as a 3rd party rendering plugin
at the least...whatever it takes to keep it alive...it looks like our
community is in trouble...not nearly as active as the early 90s...not much
new blood, not much new in the way of IDE/Modelers...

Im going to need to think about what to offer payment for.
I am not rich but I am willing to do my part in thanks to those whose
efforts have given us all, freely, what I feel is one of the most
interesting, useful and beautiful rendering packages out there.

Maybe a gofundme or patreon page for pov would stimulate dev work and
attract new devs, and with certain features maybe attract new users.

I have seen a huge drop off in activity over the decades and want to affect
change. Bounties is the best answer I have come up with so far. For me
Glows are just the start. I am going to invest in this, by damn.

Pov **cannot** be allowed to slowly wither; it is responsible for my entire
23yr career in software engineering (I'm now a VP), my meeting my wife (in
art appreciation class due to death-metal, a presentation on Gilles Tran
Pov work, and a scene I made in Pov) and supporting my family (because Pov
taught me to code)...I *owe* Pov and team...

Who else feels this way?
How has Pov changed your life?
Has it introduced you to programming, helped you visualize your thesis, got
you into a career in 3d art, or what?

I cannot be the only one for whom Pov has opened professional, artistic and
intellectual doors.

Ian


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