Jolla Tablet refund update
Dear Jolla Tablet contributor,
As promised, we are beginning to process the refunds further on cash flow positive months by randomly selecting a number of backers and providing them with a few of options in order to handle their refund situation. As of end of July is now at hand, we can confirm the financial situation is allowing us to start the process with 100 random backers. While admittedly that is not a huge number, it is what the situation permits us to do so far. We are determined to continue with the process each month we have a positive cash flow.
How backers get selected
Since we have decided to make this a fair play and select backers randomly, a common random generator script is executed by our sailor engineers in order to pick the selected refund backers for each round. For the moment, this is the most efficient way to compile the list, and to make the process fast.
As mentioned in our summer update blog post, the randomly chosen 100 backers will be contacted via email. As we all want to believe in the success of Sailfish OS in the future, we have considered adding options in this refund round. The backers will be given three options to select from:
- Receive credit for the same amount of money that they can choose to spend on future Sailfish programs. (such as using the credit for Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X, which we are considering and will confirm separately if feasible)
- Donate the remaining 50% refund sum to the development of Sailfish OS
- Receive the remaining 50% refund
The backers will be given a couple of weeks in order to check their details in our refund tool so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
If options 1 seem like a popular fit for our community, we can provide dedicated channels for them later. Will get back on that based on the reception we get based on offering these options.
We thereby thank you for your patience and support and hope you have had a nice summer so far.