“If there will be no response, no discussion, then the message will be clear — we don’t share the same values” — how else can you read this message, other than: if no one comments & discusses these matters, it means that what I said in my article does not resonate with anyone in the Ethereum community?
You are conflating variables mostly to do with marketing and internet information overload… with ethics. Just because very few heard/ care enough about your project to donate does not mean that they don’t share your values
By your own admission, I have “done a lot for the community in the short time I have been aware of your presence”. Others know my projects for > 1 year of Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Medium, Week In Ethereum (almost once every two weeks for months), conferences, meetups, grants.
I got $700+ in donations from grassroots (individuals), which I did not expect. They saw my message, they liked Pipeline. Many people who already knew about the project did not take action.
So, it is ethics. But I am open for a rebuttal. Take me step by step into more detail (like you promised) and show me the jumps in logic. I would like to straighten my logic mistakes.