Let's list crowdfunding campaigns relevant to Linux (there's already a thread for games).
http://mango.blender.org/ (thanks KIAaze)
Latest Blender movie project
Release date: August/September 2012
Write your articles, essays and books online in your browser.
Wed Aug 15 at 11:59PM PT.
Goal: $4,000 (reached)
Mon Apr 30 at 11:59PM PT
Real-time collaborative game-making
Goal: $16,000 (reached)
Fri Apr 27 at 11:59PM PT
Debian Administrator’s Handbook (thanks KIAaze)
No time limit
Free Libre software and hardware for film and audiovisual documentaries
git-annex assistant: Like DropBox, but with your own cloud
Goal: $3,000 (reached)
Tuesday Jun 12, 12:07pm EDT.
The Blender Video Editor
Goal: $8,000 (unsuccessful)
Thursday Apr 5, 6:24pm EDT.
JewelryBox (thanks zerothis)
Ruby & Ruby on Rails management app
Goal: $32,500 (canceled)
Sunday May 27, 7:39pm EDT.
Open Octave Studio
Free music software
Tue May 15 at 11:59PM PT
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).
Sat Jun 02 at 11:59PM PT.
An Embeddable Emacs-like Library
Friday Jun 15, 11:00am EDT.
Graphics tablet support for Tupí
Tupí is a 2d animation program
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.