I’m not privvy to all the funding details but what I can tell you is this: I am convinced Paul has them well in hand. Its 90%+ of what he’s been doing while the rest of us were building prototypes, designing core features and generally figuring out what this beast should be.
If there is one thing I can tell you about my experiences with Paul, it is that he is careful and honest to a fault. He wouldn’t let us go out and promise delivery of features at any level of success that he wasn’t sure we could deliver one way or another.
For the same reason, thats why we’ve been reluctant to move our targets. For instance, promising Linux and Mac at a lower level might actually get us to the higher level faster but we aren’t going to take the risk. We need to make that promise at a funding level where we are sure we can deliver on it, and no lower.
We all take our promises to the community very, very seriously which is why we are being so careful with them.