Open Source Project
In 2011, we launched our open source project to public. We called it Arunna. We want to create an open source ecosystem with Indonesian Developer and other developer in the world. Then we try to talked and held discussion to developing the idea.
Internally, we are very enthusiast with this project. We are doing bugs fixing everyday, introduce it to developer and end user and ask them about what they are thinking about the idea. To make it easy to collaborate, we put the script on GitHub. We know that GitHub is the best choice so far for open source project.
Resources and Time Problems
But then after 1 year past, we feels very desperate. We failed to create the ecosystem. Only few developer join us on GitHub. Well, they reported the bugs, requested new features but no one of them try to resolve it or even create a new feature.
We have spent a lot of time on bugs fixing, without any income that could make us die. So far, our income is 100% come from external projects. Then we think about to redesign the idea and make it more simple. We think that the initial idea was too big and would take a lot of time and capital which we don't have.
In the beginning we think that we could resolve the resource and time problem if developer actively join us on GitHub to help us bugs fixing. Finally we realize that it was just theory. It was very hard to ask them actively join the project. They said that the idea is good, but no one of them join. Maybe it is because of Indonesian culture that prefer to use the final project module rather than actively join to the community and create a new module and submit it to GitHub.
Time to Say Good Bye
There are a lot of good idea inside the projects. But sadly, at the moment our focus is to make our life lives longer. We have to put this idea to hiatus box. At least in the past few years we learn even a good idea have to be killed.
Failure doesn't always mean ending. It is a new beginning. Now we start our new platform Klakat. I'll tell you more about Klakat and the big idea behind on it.