Flatfingers wrote:You certainly don't owe us any communication, regardless of comments in a Kickstarter update.
I can't agree with this, Flat. Or at least, I'd say that in the KS update he went out of his way to set certain expectations, and did not meet them. He may not owe us anything, but that action devalues his word.
But I do believe in keeping your word. And that's what I have an issue with here.
I won't belabor the point. I think that word "owes" is important, though.
I'm puzzled by Josh's silence. I think an occasional "I'm still working" every week or two would be fine; I don't understand how he could think that going completely incommunicado is an appropriate response to anything.
But I can think that and still conclude that he doesn't "owe" anyone any communication. Other Kickstarter projects I've backed have gone longer with no info posted. I disagreed with their lack of connection with their backers, too, but it's not unheard-of.
That said, I come back to "just because you can do a thing does not imply you should do that thing."
In any formal sense, Josh can say nothing whatsoever and just release LT someday, and he will not have broken any legal or ethical rules. But just because he can do that doesn't mean he should. Even if he doesn't have to provide a biweekly status, even if it's just on the order of "still working on it," I believe it would be courteous to do so.
For whatever it's worth, I hope this clarifies my opinion, which counts for precisely diddley-squat.