"Hey everyone, I'm still working on ___ but I'm making good progress. I'll touch base again next week!"
"I didn't get around to working on ___ this week, but I haven't forgotten about it."
"Hey people, here's my latest revision of ___!"
The goal isn't to enforce a rigorous schedule, it is just to show your face and give a little bit of information, which helps us plan ahead.
It eases our anxiety, and it's a lot better to send an update saying you made no progress than it is to postpone or skip the update.
In the ideal scenario, the whole team is actively engaged in the chatroom.
We'll share ideas, collaborate, teach, and learn.
If you are ever struggling with something, please ask for clarifications, or talk your problem through with us.
We don't expect you to be perfect, and we're eager to help each-other.
We prefer our team to have a lot of transparency.
We encourage you to "think out loud" in the chatroom to promote collaboration.
✨ This section applies to freelancers only.
We prefer to pay freelancers a fraction of the cost up-front, and then make several payments throughout the course of the project.
We think that paying often is more motivating and promotes a better relationship.
Currently PayPal is the only payment method we support.
Please provide us with a PayPal-enabled email address.
Tracking your hours
If you charge an hourly rate, please track your time in a spreadsheet.
If you are going to exceed our budget, please let us know ahead of time.
If you charge per-asset, please keep a spreadsheet of this too.
VOADI is a free and open-source project.
All code, graphics, illustrations, music, writing, and anything else created for VOADI must be available under a Free Culture license.
We cannot accept any proprietary contributions.