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Buovjaga
March 24th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Let's list crowdfunding campaigns relevant to Linux (there's already a thread for games (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1945254)).

http://mango.blender.org/ (thanks KIAaze)
Latest Blender movie project
Goal: -
Release date: August/September 2012

Cloudraft (http://www.indiegogo.com/Cloudraft)
Write your articles, essays and books online in your browser.
Goal: $10,000
Wed Aug 15 at 11:59PM PT.

Successful projects
Kdenlive Refactoring (http://www.indiegogo.com/kdenlive-re)
Video editor
Goal: $4,000 (reached)
Mon Apr 30 at 11:59PM PT

CraftStudio (http://www.indiegogo.com/CraftStudio)
Real-time collaborative game-making
Goal: $16,000 (reached)
Fri Apr 27 at 11:59PM PT

Debian Administrator’s Handbook (http://debian-handbook.info/liberation/) (thanks KIAaze)
Goal: €25,000
No time limit

Kinoraw (http://www.goteo.org/project/kinoraw)
Free Libre software and hardware for film and audiovisual documentaries
Goal: €3,800
May 10

git-annex assistant: Like DropBox, but with your own cloud (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeyh/git-annex-assistant-like-dropbox-but-with-your-own)
Goal: $3,000 (reached)
Tuesday Jun 12, 12:07pm EDT.

Unsuccessful projects
The Blender Video Editor (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1590524512/the-blender-video-editor)
Goal: $8,000 (unsuccessful)
Thursday Apr 5, 6:24pm EDT.

JewelryBox (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/remear/jewelrybox) (thanks zerothis)
Ruby & Ruby on Rails management app
Goal: $32,500 (canceled)
Sunday May 27, 7:39pm EDT.

Open Octave Studio (http://www.indiegogo.com/OPEN-OCTAVE-STUDIO-You-are-the-music-We-are-the-means)
Free music software
Goal: $50,000
Tue May 15 at 11:59PM PT

LITMUX (http://www.indiegogo.com/LITMUX)
A Novel Virtual Desktop Management System for Linux
Provides transparent access to Linux desktop applications from the cloud or an intranet, faster than existing Virtual Desktop Insfrastructures (VDIs).
Goal: $50,000
Sat Jun 02 at 11:59PM PT.

Emacsy (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/568774734/emacsy-an-embeddable-emacs)
An Embeddable Emacs-like Library
Goal: $5,000
Friday Jun 15, 11:00am EDT.

Graphics tablet support for Tupí (http://www.goteo.org/project/tupi-magia-2d?lang=en)
Tupí is a 2d animation program
Goal: €800
Jun 19 2012

Btw., there's this crowdfunding platform focused on free software called Elveos, but they are quitting, if they can't find someone to run the communication. (https://elveos.org/en/documentation/stop_elveos)

Buovjaga
March 24th, 2012, 01:23 PM
It was kind of a happy accident, while I was writing this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1946121) about non-game Linux crowdfunding campaigns.

KIAaze
April 9th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Found your thread while checking if anybody already posted about OpenOctave. Quite happy to have found more than I was looking for.
Thanks for the links. :)

edit: Oh, and two more:
http://debian-handbook.info/liberation/
http://mango.blender.org/

KIAaze
April 12th, 2012, 01:28 AM
http://freegamer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/announcing-liberated-pixel-cup.html
http://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2950
:)

Buovjaga
April 14th, 2012, 09:19 AM
The funding drive for Blender video editor failed and it was even cited as a bad example of crowdfunding in an article: http://www.heise.de/open/artikel/Die-Woche-Abstimmung-per-Geldbeutel-1478542.html
Blenderheads wondered why the person behind this did not go through the proper channels, Blender Foundation/Ton.

KIAaze
May 2nd, 2012, 10:29 AM
Just a little update: The Debian administrators handbook liberation operation reached its goal! :)
http://debian-handbook.info/2012/liberation-fund-completed-release-in-the-next-few-weeks/

And don't forget about the liberated pixel cup: http://lpc.opengameart.org/

Buovjaga
May 2nd, 2012, 04:22 PM
Just a little update: The Debian administrators handbook liberation operation reached its goal! :)
http://debian-handbook.info/2012/liberation-fund-completed-release-in-the-next-few-weeks/

And don't forget about the liberated pixel cup: http://lpc.opengameart.org/

Hehe, yeah I was just coming to announce the same thing :)
Maybe Pixel cup would fit better in the game thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1945254)? The game thread guys are starting to organize increasingly: http://www.facebook.com/LinuxGamers

Unfortunately Openoctave doesn't look like it's going to make it.. It's inspired by Christianity, so maybe the campaign should be promoted in some Christian web communities?! If anyone can think of a way, don't hesitate to just act and spread the word.

zerothis
May 4th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Drifter: A Space Trading Game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/celsiusgs/drifter-a-space-trading-game)NEW
"What about Linux?

"I've been a huge supporter of Linux since the mid-90s and there is no technical reason that I can see why a Linux version of Drifter is not possible. However, I am unsure I can provide and support a Linux build at launch and I'd rather not commit to a timeline for it so it wouldn't be right promising a Linux version to potential Kickstarter backers. That said, if the campaign receives enough funding it will increase the chances of a Linux release dramatically but please don't make that the sole reason you're backing the project."
I can't see why he wants to limit his funders. As I don't do Windows in any form, I have little reason to back a Windows game.

more:
"Thanks for the Linux support despite my inability to promise anything at launch :) While I've moved to OSX in recent years I cut my teeth on Slackware starting in 1997 and used Linux regularly up until 2008 or so, so I feel a Linux version should definitely happen at some point. Cheers!"

zerothis
May 4th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Unfortunately Openoctave doesn't look like it's going to make it.. It's inspired by Christianity, so maybe the campaign should be promoted in some Christian web communities?! If anyone can think of a way, don't hesitate to just act and spread the word.

H-E-double-hockey-sticks NO! I am a follower of Jesus and I know first hand that using any form of mass-media to alert Christians to helpful new technologies (in this century) is the fastest way to get it sidelined by naysayers. Also donating to such efforts is the fastest way to get the worst kind of 'please support our cause' spam. Having a televangelist call it "the devil's work" is far more effective way to get publicity. The best way to publicize this to Christians is to demo it to a church leader who will be using it.
Jesus made us fishers of men. Sadly, many of us prefer to use a pole rather than casting a net.
Thanks for posting it here, I'll be donating (anonymously).

Buovjaga
May 9th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Well dang, Zerothis.. Not even a forum for Christian music? :) Openoctave was created in the first place to help the project leader's wife compose Christian music.

Updates for today: Kinoraw reached their (very modest) goal and I added LITMUX (http://www.indiegogo.com/LITMUX) - A Novel Virtual Desktop Management System for Linux.

kwacka
May 10th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Debian Admin Handbook publishedhttp://debian-handbook.info/2012/the-debian-administrators-handbook-is-available/

My first impressions - excellent.

Free download, hard copy to buy.

Still will need funds for updating so please donate.

Buovjaga
May 21st, 2012, 05:45 PM
Tupi 2d animator (http://www.goteo.org/project/tupi-magia-2d?lang=en) graphics tablet fundraiser added.

KIAaze
May 22nd, 2012, 08:27 AM
A bit late, and actually already finished (and successful!): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1331941187/the-tube-open-movie
Just to at least have something more to look forward too. :)

The openoctave campaign is also over and was unsuccessful, but since it's indieGogo, they at least get some of the money. I really do hope they'll reach their development goals. I am no musician and don't know if there are already similar mature FOSS projects available, but it seems to me that this kind of software can be extremely beneficial to the FOSS ecosystem, just like Gimp, Inkscape, Blender, Audacity, etc.

Buovjaga
May 22nd, 2012, 07:32 PM
Added Emacsy (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/568774734/emacsy-an-embeddable-emacs)

Buovjaga
May 28th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Added git-annex assistant
(http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeyh/git-annex-assistant-like-dropbox-but-with-your-own)

Buovjaga
June 4th, 2012, 12:23 PM
I guess this would have been relevant and now it's already a success: Lib-Ray: Non-DRM Open-Standards HD Video Format (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2144275086/lib-ray-non-drm-open-standards-hd-video-format)

Buovjaga
July 19th, 2012, 09:36 AM
DoorToDoorGeek Video Lessons (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doortodoorgeek/doortodoorgeek-video-lessons)
Funding Status: $2,177 pledged of $500
Drive ends: Thursday Aug 9, 9:21pm EDT. (goal already reached)

opensn0w (http://www.indiegogo.com/opensn0w)
opensn0w, an open source utility to free your devices, on the platform you want to use
Goal: $3,000
Deadline: Wed Nov 14 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
July 27th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Slax Linux version 7 (http://www.indiegogo.com/slax)
Genre: Distro
Funding Status: $1 raised of $20,000
Drive ends: Sat Aug 25 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
August 8th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Comic Archive File - Designer, Builder, and Manager (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1593805500/comic-archive-file-designer-builder-and-manager)
Info about the software: Comic Seer is the fastest and most efficient application for viewing, reading, and managing your comics. It is currently available for Windows and Linux with file support for CBR (rar) and CBZ (zip) files.
Funding Status: $1.00 pledged of $600
Drive ends: Wednesday Sep 5, 8:39pm EDT.

VoixSimple (http://www.indiegogo.com/voixsimple)
The purpose is to create a VoIP bundle, software plus hardware, for all needs!
Funding Status: $0 raised of $6,000
Drive ends: Thu Oct 04 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
August 20th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Help 1 Who has Helped Thousands (http://www.indiegogo.com/helios)
Prevent a Linux helper from dying of cancer
Funding Status: $9,430 raised of $5,000
Drive ends: Sun Aug 26 at 11:59PM PT.

Due to the crazy US health system they needs tens of thousands of dollars.

Buovjaga
August 28th, 2012, 11:00 AM
Custom Linux Live and Installation images for Normal People (http://www.indiegogo.com/customized-linux)
A service that generates Linux live/install media with the users software and configuration ready to go
Funding Status: $50 raised of $5,000
Drive ends: Sat Sep 22 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
August 29th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Interactive Game Studio (http://www.indiegogo.com/GameStudio)
Interactive Game Studio is a Game Maker platform that can produce games in 2D for platforms like windows, mac, linux, html5 and android
Funding Status: $0 raised of $5,000
Drive ends: Mon Oct 22 at 11:59PM PT.

Vi3Dim 3D Scanner (http://www.indiegogo.com/Vi3Dim)
Vi3Dim vision is to enable everyone to create realistic 3D models based on video or photos taken with any camera without any special equipment.
Funding Status: $507 raised of $107,000
Drive ends: Tue Oct 09 at 11:59PM PT.

LinuxonAndroid Device Fund (http://www.indiegogo.com/Linuxonandroid)
Fund raiser to get Android Devices for the Devs of LoA!
Funding Status: $50 raised of $1,500
Drive ends: Tue Sep 25 at 11:59PM PT.

Construction of a Computer Centre in rural Togo (http://www.indiegogo.com/KumaCI)
The computers have been set up with the latest version of Linux Kubuntu
Funding Status: $0 raised of $7,000
Drive ends: Fri Nov 30 at 11:59PM PT.

Free internet access for users from undeveloped areas (http://www.indiegogo.com/linuxshell)
Buying a server and colocating it in the datacenter for one year.
Funding Status: $0 raised of $1,999
Drive ends: Mon Dec 24 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
September 6th, 2012, 09:06 PM
A new platform for open source crowdfunding: http://www.freedomsponsors.org/ http://blog.freedomsponsors.org/

Buovjaga
September 11th, 2012, 08:13 AM
RapidDisk LX 2.0: an iSCSI Target Linux Distribution (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pkoutoupis/rapiddisk-lx-20-an-iscsi-target-linux-distribution)
An affordable and feature rich (x86_64 port) iSCSI solution for general and commercial use embracing the RapidDisk modules for speed.
Funding Status: $328 pledged of $2,500
Drive ends: Saturday Oct 20, 6:23pm EDT.

Buovjaga
October 10th, 2012, 10:51 AM
Cobbler 2.4.0 and Beyond (http://www.indiegogo.com/cobbler24)
Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments.
Funding Status: $101 raised of $4,000
Drive ends: Tue Dec 04 at 11:59PM PT.

Free Software in Ghana (http://www.indiegogo.com/computerreach2012)
Beth Lynn Eicher will travel uncompensated and with $3000 of personal expenses to Ghana Africa to deploy 100 desktops.
Funding Status: $560 raised of $3,000
Drive ends: Mon Nov 12 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
October 11th, 2012, 10:19 AM
Support MediaGoblin!


GNU MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing system for images, video, and audio. We're designing to support decentralization and tons of extensibility. You can think of it as a federated replacement for things like Flickr, YouTube or SoundCloud that you or anyone can run. MediaGoblin is building the world's most beautiful and user-responsive media publishing future, but we need your help!

http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html
As of today: Raised $ 3,750.00 of $ 60,000.00... that's 6%!

ssam
October 11th, 2012, 12:57 PM
are you including hardware projects?

Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adapteva/parallella-a-supercomputer-for-everyone
raise ~$300k of $750k
Its a ubuntu based arm devboard (like raspberrypi, beagleboard, pandaboard), with a 16 (or 64) core coprocessor, give very high performance per watt. They are using open source software (they have already got support for the CPU in GCC).

Buovjaga
October 11th, 2012, 01:03 PM
are you including hardware projects?


Yes, I've added hardware projects, which have to do with Linux. Go ahead in the future also :).
Btw. peeps: http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-in-the-uk

Buovjaga
November 24th, 2012, 05:15 PM
PengPod: True Linux Tablets and MiniPCs

The power of the Allwinner A10 with the flexibility of real Linux, help us build a true Linux tablet!

http://www.indiegogo.com/pengpod

This campaign will only receive funds if at least $49,000 is raised by Sun Dec 02 at 11:59PM PT.

------------------

Open up the AMLogic box

Let us all unite to buy a brand new Smart TV Box and in the process get the AMLogic 8726-M3 source code as a bonus.

http://www.indiegogo.com/open-amlogic-box
This campaign will only receive funds if at least $43,753 is raised by Sun Dec 16 at 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
November 25th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Now you have a chance to crowdfund an individual GIMP developer: http://www.freedomsponsors.org/core/issue/78/add-other-samplers-that-properly-reduce-downsample-and-warp-images

Buovjaga
November 30th, 2012, 06:51 PM
PengPod reached its funding goal and Nicolas posted details on the GIMP image resamplers:

ITEMIZED DELIVERABLES WITH COST AND TIME TO DELIVERY

Most likely, I am not the most competent person to execute Step 6) and
Step 7). I am also quite certain that I am not the only person who
could do Step 1) and Step 2). If somebody else gets these done, I'll
do my best to ensure that they get the loot.
Step 1)

Add more mipmap levels to LoHalo (to be renamed NoHalo) and tweak
their use to make resampling more accurate for very large downsampling
ratios, and make the computation faster for moderate ratios. This
machinery will be reused with the new samplers. Lohalo currently uses
two mipmap (a.k.a. pyramid) levels:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/gegl/tree/gegl/buffer/gegl-sampler-lohalo.c

At least three, and ideally four, mipmap levels are needed to produce
good thumbnails from large images.

Cost: 900USD. Approximate time to delivery (once started): two weeks.
Step 2)

Modify GEGL's geometrical transformation code so that resampling is
done, as much as possible, from top to bottom and left to right, in
order to better use GEGL's buffering system and speed up computation.

Cost: 150USD. Time to delivery: a few days.
Step 3)

Program the new GEGL LoHalo and link it to GIMP.

Cost: 550USD. Time to delivery: one and a half weeks.
Step 4)

Program the new GEGL LoJaggy and link it to GIMP.

Cost: 900USD. Time to delivery: three and a half weeks (to give the
needed formula computations time to run).
Step 5)

Program the new GEGL LoBlur and link it to GIMP.

Cost: 900USD. Time to delivery: three and a half weeks.
Step 6)

Enhance GIMP and GEGL so that the Image Scale and Layer Scale
operations use the “CLAMP” (nearest neighbour) abyss policy and the
tools that use samplers use the “NONE” (fade to transparency) abyss
policy. This will remove the border artifacts from the former
operations without introducing “radiating extensions” to the latter.

Cost: 650USD. Time to delivery: two weeks.
Step 7)

Fix the RaGaBaA (alpha-multiplied light) sampler data buffering system
so that the GIMP hack which consists of allocating a buffer storing it
is not needed any more, making computation both faster and less
resource hungry.

Cost: 1000USD. Time to delivery: three weeks.
Step 8)

It has been pointed out by other GEGL developers that I should
document the performance improvements with benchmarks. I don't want to
spend too much time on this (“I sponsored additional functionality and
all I got is this lousy benchmark.”) so I'll keep this simple, but I'm
adding it to the total. (Will split the loot if I get help on this.)

Cost: 300USD. Time to delivery: Two weeks.
Grand total: 5350USD.
Total time: Assuming the money keeps flowing, four months

after I get started, since the individual times to delivery are fairly
conservative and long numerical computations can run while I program
something else.

Buovjaga
December 20th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Port Torque 3D to Linux (http://www.indiegogo.com/torque3d-for-linux)
Funding Status: $281 raised of $29,487
Drive ends: Sun Feb 03 2013

northar
December 29th, 2012, 10:55 PM
Started an wikipage for this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OngoingCrowdfunding

Buovjaga
January 24th, 2013, 11:12 PM
Sonar Project (http://www.indiegogo.com/sonar)
The Sonar Project is to build a Linux operating system focused on accessibility. There are 1 billion people in the world with some type of disability.
Goal: $20,000
Drive ends: Wed 20 Feb

KIAaze
January 25th, 2013, 12:58 AM
:)
I was planning to post that as well. Thanks for continuing to update this thread!

Mikeb85
January 25th, 2013, 06:43 PM
Sonar Project (http://www.indiegogo.com/sonar)
The Sonar Project is to build a Linux operating system focused on accessibility. There are 1 billion people in the world with some type of disability.
Goal: $20,000
Drive ends: Wed 20 Feb

Although I bet a very small about of those 'disabilities' would prevent use of a computer.

Buovjaga
February 8th, 2013, 09:15 AM
Help Konstantin Dmitriev travel to Libre Graphics Meeting (http://www.indiegogo.com/dmitriev-lgm-2013)
Funding Status: $156 raised of $880
Drive ends: Thu 07 Mar 11:59PM PT
This is an "all-or-nothing" campaign, so if the goal will not be reached everyone will get their money back. This is made for the reason, because Konstantin can't travel a half way to Madrid.

LGM Travel for Gustavo, Onyeibo & Tatica (http://pledgie.com/campaigns/18338)
raised $741.00, but still need $4,659.00
Gustavo's part is almost ready. He needs $80 more before Feb 15 because of the visa.

ssam
February 8th, 2013, 09:51 AM
There is also a general Libre Graphics Meeting fund:
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2013/
https://pledgie.com/campaigns/19064

Buovjaga
March 5th, 2013, 02:05 PM
Support Linux Advocates (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-linux-advocates)
Funding Status: $680 raised of $10,000
Drive ends: Tue 26 Mar 11:59PM PT

LinuxonAndroid - The Next Level (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1233981955/linuxonandroid-to-the-next-level)
Funding Status: £375 pledged of £600
Drive ends: Friday Mar 22, 4:05am EDT.

ssam
March 14th, 2013, 07:31 PM
Yorba (the folk behind shotwell) are gearing up for a crowdfunder for Geary (their email client). The are currently asking for videos about Shotwell or Geary.
http://blog.yorba.org/jim/2013/03/exciting-times-for-yorba-we-need-your-videos.html

The fund raiser is live now http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geary-a-beautiful-modern-open-source-email-client

Buovjaga
March 19th, 2013, 08:50 AM
New engine for OpenShot Video Editor (enables it to be cross-platform) (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/421164014/openshot-video-editor-for-windows-mac-and-linux)
Funding Status: $1,995 pledged of $20,000
Drive ends: Wednesday Apr 17, 2:42am EDT.

Buovjaga
March 25th, 2013, 07:47 PM
Geary: a beautiful modern open-source email client (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geary-a-beautiful-modern-open-source-email-client)
Funding Status: $518 raised of $100,000
Drive ends: Wed 24 Apr 11:59PM PT

Dry Lips
March 29th, 2013, 04:40 PM
Geary: a beautiful modern open-source email client (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geary-a-beautiful-modern-open-source-email-client)
Funding Status: $518 raised of $100,000
Drive ends: Wed 24 Apr 11:59PM PT

Hey, hey!

Arstechnica wrote about this:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/03/shotwell-developers-aim-to-solve-linuxs-e-mail-problems/


Funding status: 11343$

Buovjaga
March 29th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Hey, hey!

Arstechnica wrote about this:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/03/shotwell-developers-aim-to-solve-linuxs-e-mail-problems/


Funding status: 11343$

Yep and Techcrunch, too: http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/27/crowdfunding-micro-patronage-and-the-future-of-free-software/
And Edgadget wrote about Openshot, which is very near its funding goal: http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/28/open-source-video-editor-on-kickstarter/

KIAaze
April 2nd, 2013, 08:55 AM
OpenShot has been funded. :)

@Buovjaga: Thanks for continuing to update this thread.
Could you also update the initial post to keep an overview of the various projects?

Buovjaga
April 2nd, 2013, 09:46 AM
OpenShot has been funded. :)

@Buovjaga: Thanks for continuing to update this thread.
Could you also update the initial post to keep an overview of the various projects?

I would, but I can't as the editing functionality with no time limit was disabled back in summer 2012.

KIAaze
April 2nd, 2013, 10:15 AM
:(
I really haven't been using ubuntuforums much for a very long time it seems...
Maybe we should start a wiki or other collaboratively edited document.

Here is another crowdfunding project (and website): http://funding.openinitiative.com/funding/1503/

edit: preparing a list of FOSS funding websites:
http://cofundos.org/
http://funding.openinitiative.com/

dead:
elveos

in development?:
http://librement.net/

Buovjaga
April 2nd, 2013, 10:25 AM
:(
I really haven't been using ubuntuforums much for a very long time it seems...
Maybe we should start a wiki or other collaboratively edited document.

Here is another crowdfunding project (and website): http://funding.openinitiative.com/funding/1503/

northar created this wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OngoingCrowdfunding
..but I haven't added anything to it due to laziness. I see Eric from Yorba added Geary in there!

Thanks for telling us about Open Funding! Lots of FOSS-funding platforms popping up these days.

eric-yorba
April 2nd, 2013, 07:10 PM
northar created this wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OngoingCrowdfunding
..but I haven't added anything to it due to laziness. I see Eric from Yorba added Geary in there!

Yup! Our crowdfunding campaign is slowing down and we're pretty far from the end goal. If anyone has any ideas for promoting the Geary campaign, we REALLY need some assistance getting the word out.

Dry Lips
April 3rd, 2013, 12:57 PM
Yup! Our crowdfunding campaign is slowing down and we're pretty far from the end goal. If anyone has any ideas for promoting the Geary campaign, we REALLY need some assistance getting the word out.

For what it's worth, I've added a link to this campaign in my signature, and I might also write a blog post about this...

eric-yorba
April 3rd, 2013, 06:33 PM
For what it's worth, I've added a link to this campaign in my signature, and I might also write a blog post about this...

Awesome! Thanks!

Worlds of Magic
April 5th, 2013, 11:53 PM
A campaign for Worlds of Magic - recreation of Master of Magic.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/304725524/worlds-of-magic-a-new-classic-4x-fantasy-game

ikt
April 6th, 2013, 02:20 PM
New engine for OpenShot Video Editor (enables it to be cross-platform) (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/421164014/openshot-video-editor-for-windows-mac-and-linux)
Funding Status: $1,995 pledged of $20,000
Drive ends: Wednesday Apr 17, 2:42am EDT.

Past stretch goal no.1

$26,085
pledged of $20,000 goal

ssam
May 8th, 2013, 04:00 PM
OpenStreetMap
[OSM] want to raise £40,000 (47k EUR, 61k USD) for server infrastructure to improve reliability and performance of OpenStreetMap, and to help the project continue to grow and thrive.

details: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/New_server_and_fund_raising_drive_2013
donate: http://donate.openstreetmap.org/server2013/

Buovjaga
May 9th, 2013, 07:50 AM
Pear Linux : Efficient, modern and free operating system...What's else ? (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pear-linux-efficient-modern-and-free-operating-system-what-s-else)
Funding Status: 115€ raised of 35.000€
Drive ends: Mon 17 Jun 11:59PM PT

MakeMosik: The Open Source DAW (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/makemosik-the-open-source-daw)
Funding Status: $5 raised of $100,000
Drive ends: Fri 05 Jul 11:59PM PT

Non-Profit Accounting Software (https://sfconservancy.org/campaign/)
$10,224 raised toward $75,000 goal

Buovjaga
May 18th, 2013, 02:02 PM
KolibriOS: Help us hold our own Summer of Code 2013 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kolibrios/kolibrios-help-us-hold-our-own-summer-of-code-2013)
Funding Status: £588 pledged of £5,000
Drive ends: Friday May 31, 7:00pm EDT.

Not Linux, but hey.. :)


A freeware OS for x86 computer. Written in Assembly. Uses only 8MB RAM and 1MB disk space to run. Less than 10 sec from power-on to GUI

Buovjaga
May 27th, 2013, 11:04 AM
Missed this one:
The TuxDrive & The TuxPoster (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1373995643/the-love-linux-campaign-the-tuxdrive-and-the-tuxpo)
Funding Status: $14,450 pledged of $5,000

Here are some new ones:

Linux: Where it came from, where it is, and where it's going (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iamfuzz/linux-where-it-came-from-where-it-is-and-where-its)
Funding Status: $2,520 pledged of $10,000

JULinux Just Use Linux (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/julinux-just-use-linux)
Funding Status: $0 raised of $275,000
Ends: Sat 20 Jul 11:59PM PT.
Drive ends: Wednesday Jun 5, 12:54am EDT.

Buovjaga
June 4th, 2013, 06:48 AM
Litteras Mail supporting EWS (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/litteras-mail-supporting-ews)
Litteras, is a KDE mail client and library with Microsoft Exchange support. Want better Exchange (EWS) support on Linux?
Funding Status: $5 raised of $6,500
Drive ends: Fri 02 Aug 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
July 11th, 2013, 09:30 AM
Funding for Reglue.org (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/funding-for-reglue-org)
Funding Status: $801 raised of $32,000
Drive ends: Fri 23 Aug 11:59PM PT.

Buovjaga
July 17th, 2013, 06:54 AM
Sustaining git-annex development
(https://campaign.joeyh.name/)

Buovjaga
July 31st, 2013, 07:47 AM
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-me-to-become-a-mesa-contributor/

t-fridey
August 1st, 2013, 09:25 AM
Hi guys,

I have started a campaign to do some work on the open source graphics drivers. For more information I have started a thread in these forums here where you can as me more questions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2164603

Or a link directly to my campaign page is here: http://igg.me/p/475220/x/2053460

Funding status: $1080
Goal: $2500

Buovjaga
August 4th, 2013, 09:13 PM
MailPile - taking e-mail back (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mailpile-taking-e-mail-back)

hansdown
August 5th, 2013, 01:41 AM
This looks like an extremely worthwhile project, Buovjaga.

I've been searching for an alternative to my mail situation, and nothing like this is available.

:cool:

Buovjaga
August 5th, 2013, 04:21 AM
Linux Server Configurator (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-server-configurator)
the linux patient monitor (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-linux-patient-monitor)
Indiana LinuxFest (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indiana-linuxfest)
ViGLug Linux Day 2013 (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/viglug-linux-day-2013)

Buovjaga
August 13th, 2013, 06:09 AM
GNUstep Project (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/203272607/gnustep-project)
Funding Status: $1,038 pledged of $50,000
Drive ends: Wednesday Sep 11, 4:10pm EDT.

Jack_Moyes
August 23rd, 2013, 10:36 AM
It is a new trend now days to make clone of popular Websites. For Crowd Funding, Kickstarter is one of the most popular websites. Crowdfunding and Fundraising market is very high now days. So it is important to have a website like Kickstarter Clone to make good business from it. We can see that there are so many website clones are running on the website and making healthy business from it.

Buovjaga
August 29th, 2013, 12:02 PM
Tupi runs a fundraiser on Kickstarter to boost development (http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/tupi-runs-a-fundraiser-on-kickstarter-to-boost-development)
http://blog.ninapaley.com/2013/08/27/tupis-kickstarter-now-live/
Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/175927790/tupi-2d-animation-software-for-everyone)
This project will only be funded if at least $30,000 is pledged by Thursday Sep 26, 7:00am EDT

ssam
September 9th, 2013, 10:13 PM
0 AD Open source Strategy Game (http://play0ad.com/indiegogo-crowdfunding-campaign-new-release-alpha-14-naukratis/)
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-0-a-d-an-open-source-strategy-game/

Buovjaga
September 14th, 2013, 06:06 AM
PengPod 1040: Quad Core Linux-Android Dual Booting Tablets (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pengpod-1040-quad-core-linux-android-dual-booting-tablets)
Goal: $349,000
Funding duration: September 09, 2013 - October 18, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

ssam
September 17th, 2013, 10:11 AM
GIMP: Symmetry/Mirror Painting
http://girinstud.io/news/2013/09/crowdfunding-proposal-for-symmetrymirror-painting-in-gimp/
demo: http://youtu.be/osSiETyae5c
http://funding.openinitiative.com/funding/1578/

ssam
September 18th, 2013, 12:39 PM
Synfig
http://www.synfig.org/cms/en/news/the-synfig-fundraising-campaign-is-launched/
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-october-2013

Buovjaga
September 30th, 2013, 01:01 PM
Here's a wildly successful 3D printer campaign that is funding in two places at once:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-scanner
Posting this here, because the leader is "an active member of the Free Software Foundation and the Blender community" and the printer uses Blender to drive the process. The Blender add ons they write will be capable of running many different printers, not just the Peachy.

Here's an already-funded campaign to bring cool (optional) features to Clojure and Clojurescript programming languages:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/typed-clojure
The campaign is accepting funding until Nov 11 and has stretch goals.

ssam
October 9th, 2013, 01:26 PM
Open Source Graphics Processor (GPU)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/725991125/open-source-graphics-processor-gpu
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQ4MDU

Aiming for $200,000 by Nov 23

Buovjaga
October 20th, 2013, 01:37 PM
http://www.synfig.org/cms/en/news/the-synfig-fundraising-for-november/
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-november-2013

acodea
October 27th, 2013, 11:47 PM
time we came out of the closet.

ssam
November 8th, 2013, 09:45 AM
Neo900 - Project to make a new open motherboard to upgrade the Nokia N900 phone.
http://neo900.org/

Buovjaga
November 10th, 2013, 09:34 AM
GNUPanel 2.0 - The FREE alternative for CPanel (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gnupanel-2-0-the-free-alternative-for-cpanel)
http://wp.geeklab.com.ar/gl-en/gnupanel-2-0/

Linux Kodachi to provide a secure, anti forensic, and anonymous operating system (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-kodachi)

ssam
November 11th, 2013, 10:16 PM
A RaspberryPi cluster to build a ubuntu edition for the RaspberryPi
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-raspberry-pi-build-cluster-for-ubuntu

Seeking £2,500 by December 24, 2013

Buovjaga
November 12th, 2013, 06:14 AM
Linux Voice (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice)
A new Free Software and Linux magazine that gives profits back to the community - from an all-star team of ace Linux journalists

Buovjaga
November 12th, 2013, 06:05 PM
Improve OpenGL support for the Linux Graphics Drivers - Mesa
(http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/improve-opengl-support-for-the-linux-graphics-drivers-mesa)

Buovjaga
November 13th, 2013, 09:19 AM
Fidus Writer (https://www.bountysource.com/fundraisers/504-fidus-writer)
Word processing still happens largely through desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice or Open Office. Google Docs is a great online alternative, but it's not open source, and documents are saved on outside servers, which can be a security issue.

Fidus Writer has been developed for a year and already has many of the same qualities as Google Docs -- the ability to share documents, to create Epub or HTML output, comments, powerful math/formula formatting and individual pages, Fidus Writer is also the only online tool designed for WYSIWYG collaboration on LaTeX format. Version 1.0 has been released and is functional.

Buovjaga
December 21st, 2013, 09:59 AM
Already over goal, but maybe they improve GnuPG itself, if they get way more funds:
http://goteo.org/project/gnupg-new-website-and-infrastructure/home

Buovjaga
December 22nd, 2013, 11:52 AM
ORCA: Bringing Digital Sight to the Vision Impaired (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orca-bringing-digital-sight-to-the-vision-impaired)
$100,000 Goal
Funding duration: December 16, 2013 - January 15, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

ssam
December 23rd, 2013, 11:57 AM
ORCA: Bringing Digital Sight to the Vision Impaired
$100,000 Goal
Funding duration: December 16, 2013 - January 15, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

UPDATE: Buovjaga posted some links below. Thanks.

I'm a bit unsure on this one. Its not mentioned on the ORCA webpage https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca , nor the mailing list.The names on the indiegogo do not seem to be associated with the ORCA project. It does not state how the money will be spent, are they programmers? are they going to hire programmers? Also its flexible funding, so they get the payments immediately even if goals are not met. (This is not to say ORCA itself is not an important project)

Buovjaga
December 23rd, 2013, 04:08 PM
I'm a bit unsure on this one. Its not mentioned on the ORCA webpage https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca , nor the mailing list.The names on the indiegogo do not seem to be associated with the ORCA project. It does not state how the money will be spent, are they programmers? are they going to hire programmers? Also its flexible funding, so they get the payments immediately even if goals are not met. (This is not to say ORCA itself is not an important project)

The campaign video has a guy from the Sonar Linux project: http://sonar-project.org/blog
You can see he is active in the ORCA mailing list, find nadeau on page:
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/orca-list/2013-December/thread.html
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/orca-list/2013-November/thread.html
Well, he is mostly promoting Sonar, but still :)
Here is more info about him:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/nadeaujonathan

Him and this Kyle fellow seem to both be developers judging from this post, which talks about them doing git commits and fixing installers while working on Sonar: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/orca-list/2013-September/msg00137.html

Buovjaga
December 28th, 2013, 04:55 AM
Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 (https://pledgie.com/campaigns/22927)
Goal: $12k

Buovjaga
December 31st, 2013, 09:01 AM
Set YOUR priorities for Synfig development in January 2014 (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-january-2014)
48 hours left, they still need a little under $500.
A recent article: http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/crowdfunding-for-sustainability-synfig-project

FSF Fundraiser goal: $450k by Jan 31st: https://www.fsf.org/appeal/2013/build-us-up-free-software-is-a-cornerstone-of-a-free-society

lads
January 13th, 2014, 02:22 PM
It's very close to target, but not there yet.

LinuxonAndroid (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linuxonandroid)

Buovjaga
January 22nd, 2014, 05:40 PM
OpenBSD looking to raise $150k: http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/campaign2104.html
$111k at the moment.

Buovjaga
January 30th, 2014, 09:48 AM
This got funded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1455616350/yacypi-turnkey-raspberry-pi-based-internet-search

Buovjaga
February 22nd, 2014, 12:07 PM
Pitivi is seeking 100k EUR (http://fundraiser.pitivi.org/)
Synfig is continuing its monthly fundraisers (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-march-2014), although I think they will change their strategy soon.
This GIMP funding is very near its goal: http://funding.openinitiative.com/funding/1578/

Buovjaga
February 23rd, 2014, 08:15 PM
Improved PostgreSQL support in Django (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mjtamlyn/improved-postgresql-support-in-django)

Already flying through the stretch goals.

ssam
February 26th, 2014, 06:27 PM
mediagoblin (http://mediagoblin.org/) media publishing platform is aiming to raise between $35k and $200k
http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html

Buovjaga
March 12th, 2014, 11:24 AM
Freetype 2014 (https://pledgie.com/campaigns/24434)
$20,000.00 goal

Buovjaga
March 16th, 2014, 07:50 AM
Blender open movie 'Gooseberry' (http://gooseberry.blender.org/)

Our target is to get 10,000 people to subscribe to Blender Cloud, and a campaign total of 500k euro (donations and subscriptions together).

Loomio - free and open source software for collaborative decision-making (https://love.loomio.org/real-democracy-needs-to-include-everyone)
Goal: $100,000
Self-hosted, flexible

Buovjaga
March 29th, 2014, 12:48 PM
Embroidermodder 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redteam316/embroidermodder-2-for-windows-mac-linux-pi-and-ard) - open source embroidery software
Goal: $55,000
Ends: Mon, Apr 21 2014 7:59 AM +03:00.

Still a few days to give to the Synfig April fundraiser (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-april-2014). They need less than $200 currently.

Buovjaga
April 4th, 2014, 02:53 PM
ReactOS Community Edition (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reactos-community-edition)
$50,000 Goal
Deadline: June 01, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

How is this relevant to Linux? Answer:

ReactOS works with the WINE project to share as much programming effort as possible. ReactOS depends on Wine mainly for user mode DLLs. Where appropriate, patches to Wine are also submitted by the development team, and patch contributors are often directed to Wine if it is felt that the patches would benefit them.

Novena open source laptop (https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop)
$250,000 goal
44 days left
All configurations will come with Debian (GNU/Linux) pre-installed

djheadley
April 5th, 2014, 06:17 PM
Sadly, Pengpod folded in 2013. I purchased one of their 10" tablets and REALLY LIKE it.

Buovjaga
April 21st, 2014, 09:35 AM
Let's have some updates:
ReactOS has $12.5k of $50k
Novena laptop has $169k of $250k
Embroidermodder 2 didn't make its goal!
Loomio exceeded its goal by $24k
Freetype still needs about $18k
Pitivi has raised half.
The Mediagoblin campaign finished and they unlocked their $60k goal.
GIMP symmetry painting finally got over its goal, but the development will start in June.
Blender's Gooseberry extended its campaign time and modified the target, so they only need 5000 subscribers for the deadline.

Synfig is going at it again for May! (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-may-2014)

Buovjaga
June 4th, 2014, 05:55 PM
GAKU Engine - Dynamic Open Source School Management (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/374397522/gaku-engine-dynamic-open-source-school-management)
Ambitious goal of $180k, deadline July 23rd.

ssam
June 5th, 2014, 09:02 AM
KDE Randa Meetings 2014 fundraising (http://www.kde.org/fundraisers/randameetings2014/)
Aiming for €20000 by 9th of July

Buovjaga
June 10th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Krita: open source digital painting | Accelerate Development (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krita/krita-open-source-digital-painting-accelerate-deve)
A modest goal of €15,000. Deadline Thu, Jul 10 2014 8:23 AM +03:00.

Buovjaga
June 10th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Xiki: The Command Revolution (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/xiki/xiki-the-command-revolution)
Xiki brings the power of shell commands to everyone, and gives advanced shell users insane flexibility.
Goal: $80,000.
Deadline: Sun, Jul 20 2014 7:28 PM +03:00.

richmondster
June 15th, 2014, 12:04 PM
hey guys, i just want to share you some of our game projects to be release, and if you are interested check it out here :
https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/6770329/campaigns
**Note** The Project is moving forward with or without reaching the flex goal. There is no worry or your donation being meaningless or lost and your donation will only help us enhance the projects timeline and features.
my purpose here is for the gamers to check our game projects and got a feedback. and maybe you can donate into this campaign if you do so. thanks
please let us know if you have suggestions or comments. reply here.

Buovjaga
July 8th, 2014, 04:56 PM
Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone! (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tupi-2d-animation-software-for-everyone)
$6,000 goal
Deadline: August 07, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

NOTE: the focus is this time on a Windows installer, so it is a bit off-topic.

Bucky Ball
July 8th, 2014, 05:46 PM
First line, first post:


Let's list crowdfunding campaigns relevant to Linux ...

Unsure how this is relevant to Linux:


Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone!
$6,000 goal
Deadline: August 07, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

You appear to be looking for crowd funding to port it to Windows. :-k

Buovjaga
July 8th, 2014, 06:05 PM
First line, first post:



Unsure how this is relevant to Linux:



You appear to be looking for crowd funding to port it to Windows. :-k

Yeah I edited my post to reflect this fact.
I've posted about Tupí before in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1946197&page=7&p=12772900&highlight=tupi#post12772900).

The Krita team is also hoping to fund an OSX port (although that stretch goal will not likely be met). With these cross-platform apps, the funding targets are kind of enmeshed.
To quote a Krita kickstarter update:

It's also likely 2.9 will have portable installers for Windows and Linux and the experimental app bundle for OSX. That is, the work on OSX has made it possible to create selfcontained packages for Windows and Linux that do not need post-install setup things to run anymore.
So working on the OSX port has benefited Linux as well.

In the end you'll still be funding the development of a Linux animation application, if you participate in the Tupí campaign.

Buovjaga
July 28th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Ottawa Linux Symposium (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ottawa-linux-symposium)
$60,000 goal
Deadline: September 24, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

Xiki managed to reach its goal! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/xiki/xiki-the-command-revolution)

Buovjaga
August 14th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Valentina (Open source patternmaking software) (http://funding.openinitiative.com/funding/1981/)
Total goal is 6040,86 €, but you can also fund specific features.
According to a mailing list post (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/valentina-project-list/We7bXdU26qw), they will continue the fundraiser until the first weekend of September.

ssam
September 5th, 2014, 01:00 PM
PyPy (http://pypy.org/) (project to make python faster).
"We're thrilled to announce that we will be matching donations made to the PyPy project for the month of September. For every dollar donated this month, the PSF will also give a dollar, up to a $10,000 total contribution. Head to http://pypy.org/ and view the donation options on the right side of the page, including general funding or a donation targeted to their STM, Py3k, or NumPy efforts."
Matching Donations to PyPy in September! (http://pyfound.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/matching-donations-to-pypy-in-september.html)

Buovjaga
November 3rd, 2014, 03:37 PM
MOX File Format (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mox-file-format)
An open source movie format for video and film production.
$20,000 goal
Deadline: November 19, 2014
Story on LGW: http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/mox-new-open-file-format-for-movie-production

Buovjaga
November 5th, 2014, 08:36 PM
Improve Adobe CC support in Wine (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-want-my-cc)
Goal: €250,000
Deadline: December 11, 2014

ssam
November 12th, 2014, 11:55 AM
KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising
https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/yearend2014/

Buovjaga
November 26th, 2014, 07:18 AM
Ind.ie (https://ind.ie/)

Goal: $100k
They "will build Independent Technology to enable all people, regardless of technical capability, to own and control their tools and data."

Buovjaga
December 2nd, 2014, 08:48 AM
Pretty meta, but here's a crowdfunding campaign to launch a funding platform: https://snowdrift.tilt.com/launch-snowdrift-coop
Goal: $3k

Buovjaga
December 4th, 2014, 11:57 AM
New Unified Graphics for GCompris (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-unified-graphics-for-gcompris)
$25,000 goal
Deadline: January 03, 2015 (11:59pm PT).

Buovjaga
December 30th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Builder, An IDE of our GNOME (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/builder-an-ide-of-our-gnome)
$30,000 goal
Ends: January 26, 2015 (11:59pm PT).

djheadley
December 31st, 2014, 04:15 AM
Sadly, Pengpod folded in 2013. I purchased one of their 10" tablets and REALLY LIKE it.

I bought the 10 inch one and I really love it. I wish someone (maybe original team?) would pick this up.

Buovjaga
January 10th, 2015, 09:24 PM
OpenMandriva (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-easy-and-secure-advanced-software-for-all)
$15,000 goal
Campaign started on Jan 09 and will close on March 10, 2015 (11:59pm PT).

Buovjaga
January 20th, 2015, 07:50 AM
FOSSASIA'15 (https://pledgie.com/campaigns/27259)

FOSSASIA ist the top Free and Open Source technology event in Asia for developers and contributors. Projects at FOSSASIA range from open hardware, to Open design, Libre Graphics and Free software. FOSSASIA was established in 2009. Previous events took place in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Participants from across the world are joining the three day event in Singapore from March 13-15. The first day will start with a conference. In the following days you can learn how to create software, designs, 3D prints and wearables at workshops

ssam
February 3rd, 2015, 02:16 PM
Inkscape 2015 Hackfest
https://inkscape.org/en/support-us/hackfest/

ssam
February 7th, 2015, 05:33 PM
Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the annual event that brings together developers, contributors and users of free and open source software for graphic design, desktop publishing, 3D modeling, and animation, and other areas falling under the broad scope of “graphics.”

http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2015/lgm-2015-pledgie-campaign-launches/

Also see Libre Graphics Meeting, why it matters (http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/libre-graphics-meeting-why-it-matters)

Buovjaga
April 12th, 2015, 12:54 PM
FreeCAD 0.15 released, team explores community funding
http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/freecad-0-15-released-team-explores-community-funding

Buovjaga
May 4th, 2015, 06:22 AM
Roundcube "Next" crowd funding campaign (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/roundcube-next--2/)
Goal: $80k USD (fixed)

Buovjaga
May 6th, 2015, 03:24 PM
Krita: free paint app - let's make it faster than Photoshop! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krita/krita-free-paint-app-lets-make-it-faster-than-phot)
Goal: €20,000
Deadline: Wed, Jun 3 2015 9:52 AM +03:00