My Godot's dream
Hi Godoters, i wanted to say first thanks to Juan Linietsky and Ariel Manzur for their excellent work ! nice piece of software.
Discovering the engine within the community
i spent most of my time on various plateforms, discord, this forum, the faq,etc... and i found here a new home, full of people who want to learn and share the knowledge... Open source is a strong force when it comes to educational purpose, thanks to you, guys, it is wonderful! Within a couple of weeks, i have been able to produce various mini apps that actually works ! (i am coming from other game engines and the learning curve was not so easy)
Starting real projects, personal and professional ones
Straight away after the basics, i did diving into more specific features and start to improve my skills, again, with the help of the community, accessing various piece of codes in the asset manager and updating some of the available addons for my own purpose. and i promise myself, that apart my professional tasks and products, i will share all my experience and scripts to whom may interested.
The community is excellent and the "vibe" is something i was looking for. i had promoting open source from 20 years all over the world, universities and offices, spending most of my time argumenting that open source is a kind of mentality that can save the world, when it is honest and free from capitalist interest...
To be more precise, i am talking of the environment of developpers and artists, around the software, NOT the final production (in this case, final games). Of course, we all need to work to get something to eat at the end of the month, but this is the result of work that cannot be done by the community, but by the creator himself.
Open source as Free ($), Freedom and Free spirit...
I want to share also my point of view over the last 5 years, and the transformation of some other communities (i will not nammed any here but you may know them). i just make a suggestion for those who want to see the difference of open source and fake ... maybe we have to take care to not fall into the trap.
i have been active for about 20 years in a community supporting the best 3d software in the world (:D), and from the beginning, it was very good to share and progress together within the other members, everything was done to support everyone making money with their animations, 3d arts, etc..., far from the interest of making money within the open source app and far from taking money from the community users, and it was awesome ! i mean, we did helping everyone and by the time, the new users became advanced and teach others to join the group of pro users (i did personnaly support hundread of them that are now 3d animation teachers and i am proud of that, my heart is happy)
what i want to say, is that from 5 years, more or less, people start to create a "market", arount the community scripts and codes... and this is so dangerous that you may find today hard to get some help on the forum, and there is a big gap between pro users and noobs (without critics for them.. as i was at the beginning). And that is intolerable ! insupportable ! and this is making me so sad to look at this.
the worse is that people who are making profit over the community have found an argument "everything has to be paid, nothing is free in the world, blablabla", and even insult community users or try to desesperate them creating free contents or scripts.
by the time, i have found my interest for this community lying down on the ground, close to death, due to these dangerous arguments, in the open source world. Something is wrong. i cannot understand how people can lie to themselves up to this point !
At final, and my hope for Godot's community and open source in general
As i devote myself today again to this community, i do enjoy it so much, i do like the software too, i consider putting my time in it, helping the dev, helping the noobs and sharing the app around me. i hope that nothing like this will happend here, **NO market place for scripts and community assets! **Please
thank you for reading up to the end my long comment, but i feel that something have to be done before it is too late.
If we want GODOT the strongest software for game/app creation, we have to take care of the community and its members.
Thats all guys, Have a great day, Enjoy godot and dont forget the creators of this software, they did sharing their work, even if it was a lot of time ! you cannot buy/sell everything in this world, when it comes to learn and progress together. Thx