While it is correct that we have allocated some of the wages of the Triggertrap staff, freelancers and contractors working on the Triggertrap Ada project in the Ada budget, we don't believe that is an unreasonable thing to do. Resources cost money, and we wouldn't expect our staff, contractors, and freelancers to work for free.
In addition, there are significant costs incurred in the course of running this project that we've carried - the Ada project budget doesn't include any of the auxiliary costs we've incurred along the way: Computer equipment, test equipment, test devices (such as cameras, strobes, etc), staff tax costs (which, in the UK, are significant), office space and related taxes, capital expenditures made in relation with the development process etc have all been written off against our core company overheads, outside of the Triggertrap Ada budget.
In addition to fiscal costs, we diverted significant resources away from other areas of the business in order to attempt to get Triggertrap Ada to market, at serious detriment to other aspects of the business. In the process, we have had to make a series of redundancies, losing several of our colleagues and friends along the way in an attempt to reduce costs and still be able to make Triggertrap Ada a reality.
Link to this FAQ entry: http://tri.gg/faq-adarisk