hey @hivos, thanks for asking.
yes i do have concerns about CF and beyond. have had for some time and have voiced them offline and online to little to no effect.
i’ll try and keep it brief and specific.
i’ll start with what i think CF has done that i think has been of value. CF have put together meet-ups, at least the ones in london, all which i’ve attended. they actually learned from the first one (which was speculator-centric and not by design) to keep the ones that were to follow to have a focus - they all had - albeit just tech focused (as opposed to say design or leveraging the community to understand how it’ll apply to wider uses in order to spread that - like the possibilities browser integration).
as for the criticism it doesn’t just neatly conveniently point fault at CF and MP.
yes, they are a part not the whole. IOHK and EM being the two other parties have yet to paint a complete picture (why MP was hired in the first place, why weren’t the funds milestone based, why weren’t there links for accountability between the otherwise three separate entities, why aren’t the entities transparent by default etc) to then use that forensic analysis put into action how we move onward in an open, transparent and accountable manner.
the issues go beyond just community, they spill over into commercial opportunities as i’ve tying to enquire about resources for a project i’ve been building but have got basically no response from neither CF or EM who both state (for some reason) to be responsible for the same thing redundantly.
so for fundamental reasons a rethinking and restructuring needs to happen.