Good morning (evening, etc.) my fellow Dashers! I see a lot of proposals popping up and it almost makes me not want to submit one... but I think the benefits to Dash outweigh any negatives of posting one (the negatives being trying to play the "game", to convince the Dash masternoders why this one should be accepted, etc.). Maybe I'm making too much of it. It's probably why I don't post a lot on here -- I worry too much about what other people think. Anyway, ... A few weeks ago I posted on DashTalk: https://dashtalk.org/threads/dashpay-woocommerce-plugin-coming-soon.8059 ... about a WordPress/WooCommerce plugin that I've decided to undertake creation of. I initially didn't believe too much in the budget process, and even now, I really question some of the proposals that come across, and even more, the fact that some are getting approved. But that's consensus, right? That's democracy - I won't like everything that gets approved. So at that time I said that I'd decided against a budget proposal for this. Well, as I started wrapping up development of v0.0.1 of this plugin, I got to thinking more about it. I really want people to have access to this, and vastly more people will have access to it if it's 100% free (as in beer). People with really minimal tech skills will be able to accept *direct* Dash payments. I think that's something that can, and will, really benefit the Dash community and the currency. Along the same reasoning, I also don't think that too many people would buy it outright. Some definitely would, some have stated so here at DashTalk. But the majority probably won't. People just don't like to spend money on software. Especially if it's a one-off piece of software (versus, say, a SaaS product where you're also paying for server time, backend processing, etc). I'm also very pro-innovation, and I'd like to see more proposals focused on engineering and less on marketing and PR. What good will it do an online store owner to learn all about the benefits of Dash and then... not be able to take advantage of those, because it's all just "potential", because the software hasn't been written? I also think that this would also be a huge boon to Dash to be able to say that the Dash network itself directly sponsored open-source software which will allow anyone to directly accept Dash payments. So, the more I think about it, the more it seems like this would be perfect for a Dash budget proposal. I'd like to put this out for discussion. Is this something the community would be interested in? Sponsoring a free-forever, for anybody, open-source software plugin to allow people to accept Dash directly to their Electrum-Dash wallets?