Well - I don't think u have to "convince" anyone... it's original what they want I think.
The reason why it's not wokring fully atm isn't the afford they put on imho.
Everyone has limited spare time...
But for now you also could help them in heavily testing and doing good bug reports like divx118 described in the related Bull RC
Just installed Linux again some days ago to try to get my hands on comipling cyano so I can perhaps help em some day - but my time is also very limited atm..
Well they propably appeciate getting money but it wouldn't really speed up anything - but ask them
Btw - why didn't you start with a good example - telling a number?
(that's what I'm used to if people start such threads here at xda
And: u should have started this in "general" forum - as this is not about development - just about money