I start this thread because i saw (and i include myself) a lot of bitterness and salt against the way the NextCloud team is driving the boat, these days.
Every time there is a controversial topic we get no answer from the team or an answer that can be rough to hear, or sometime we get an answer that is well written but who is far away from the first declarations of NextCloud existence.
This thread is not here to make a list of problems and be salty against NextCloud. This thread is here to put solutions, wishes and advises that we want to talk with the NextCloud team. Because it seems that the bound between the community and the NC team is kind of broken.
Some community users get mad with some aspect on the way the NC team advertised and embedded opencore solutions (Talk HPB, OnlyOffice for example). @jospoortvliet told us several times that this is how NC wants to earn money. I’m not against earning $ at all, and NC GmbH is a company so they need money.
Some users are confused about the state of development on the NC Virtual Drive client. The last move on it was made in January by @camila but after that nothing. We don’t know if you don’t have anymore resources to put inside this dev, or if you have problem to find devs, or if you are going to throw away this idea of Virtual Drive.
What will be next are my ideas about making NextCloud better, if you share those ideas with me, put a thumbs up and comment in the section down bellow, i’d love to read news from you… (okay i stop the YouTube joke right now)
I would love that a NextCloud Community council can be created in order to address and talk with the NextCloud team about : ideas, issues, fears… Nothing of it would be an order addressed to the NC team to dev this idea or fix this issue, but it will be a signal to the team about what the Community think at this very moment. It can be a real nice step toward the community. Even if you don’t ear us by having another strategy in mind, at least we know that it was said.
I want so badly that NextCloud could be opened for donations, like a lot of others free software. Okay it may won’t be as much money as a HPB server to a client, but everyone who’s happy with the solution that this software gave him can be grateful to you and send money. You could advertise on it, “You like this software ? why don’t you help NC GmbH by making a donation for making the wheel turn again ?”. You could also make a Patreon like donation, that way you can have little money every month from an happy user. I make money thanks to NextCloud software (not all my job is relying on NC but i have some clients using it) i have no anger to gave a percentage of my money that i get thanks to them. Again this donation - patreon etc… won’t give anything in exchange, it’s simply helping money to keep NextCloud in production. Maybe you could be surprise by the number of donations that you could get. ### I just saw that : https://salt.bountysource.com/checkout/amount?team=nextcloud does this really goes into Nextcloud pocket @jospoortvliet?
Back in the days where ownCloud wasn’t forked, there was a Bounty website where you can create thread “Hey i need this feature in ownCloud, could someone can dev’ it for the community ? If it succeed, you get money”. I bet like a lot of other users on the “Make Delta-sync available for the ownCloud client”. Finally someone find a way to make it, and now this feature is in Beta mode in the ownCloud client. Some users wants a Jitsi integration, a BigBlueButton integration, a Matrix integration … NextCloud team and dev won’t do that because : 1- There is Talk (in case of Jitsi/Matrix) 2- Dev have other things to do that working on this dev. Why don’t we (the community) help people who’d like to start working of those kind of feature to be rewarded for that ? The app will be made, and it will be useful for the whole community.
###This website isn’t dead : https://www.bountysource.com/teams/nextcloud thanks @kesselb
These are the main three topics where i think Nextcloud can get better. I hope that @frank and other fellows that works for Nextcloud can ear us and start with us to make a better tomorrow.
Thank you again for reading me, you know i don’t use NextCloud 24h/24, i sometime need to relax myself. In order to achieve this I play RAID SHADOW LEGENDS on my iPhone. You know that this is the best A-RPG for mobile in 2019 with more that 2 Billions of downloads last month… (okay i stop the YouTube advertising right now)