There is currently much excitement about the alleged misbehaviour of one of the board members, but:
What I am much more concerned about are the general shortcomings of the foundation overall.
This institution was given a lot of money to nourish the development of the technology and ecosystem around Tezos.
After several months I am not aware of even the most basic gardening activity.
My work experience is this:
I communicate with other colleagues via an obscure channel on IRC, using last century UX that floods my perception with sparse information among logon/logoff messages. I browse in log archives to find useful information.
Sometimes I write a mail to the friendly and helpful developers, asking for support. They helped a lot, but reportedly they are under a workload that prohibits the continuation of such support.
There is no wiki to share and add to the community knowledge. There are no support procedures in place, and also none to actually propose fundable projects. No communication.
The whole fabric is held together by a few individuals in the field, heroically investing their own time and resources. The foundation’s voice or impact is thin. Thin to the point of non-existence.
My company has boarded the train long before the fundraiser. We have invested in a proposal for a visual Michelson IDE, backed by a working prototype, videos, concepts and plans. When it was rejected via the same informal but at least receiving channels it was proposed on, two months of work went down the drain.
This did not leave me untouched, I must admit, I was quite convinced of the product. It would be a little sweeter, if I could see at least better proposals being funded. Are there any?
Nevertheless, we kept the upper lip stiff, and I am currently working on a fancy wallet, that I am certain will please you. I do enjoy the work very much, but I anticipate the happy times coming to an end soon.
To run an operational business like ours simply eats resources. And we have depleted ours to the point where we are preparing to unboard the train, because we see no opportunity in Tezosland to refill the treasure chest for the times immediately ahead.
I would appreciate seeing the foundation to actually become a part of the project. An enabling part.
Have a nice evening!