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    Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    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
    Goal: -
    Release date: August/September 2012

    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
    Video editor
    Goal: $4,000 (reached)
    Mon Apr 30 at 11:59PM PT

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

    Debian Administrator’s Handbook (thanks KIAaze)
    Goal: €25,000
    No time limit

    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
    Goal: $3,000 (reached)
    Tuesday Jun 12, 12:07pm EDT.

    Unsuccessful projects
    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
    Goal: $50,000
    Tue May 15 at 11:59PM PT

    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
    An Embeddable Emacs-like Library
    Goal: $5,000
    Friday Jun 15, 11:00am EDT.

    Graphics tablet support for Tupí
    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.
    Last edited by Buovjaga; June 20th, 2012 at 09:44 AM. Reason: list update

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    Re: Kickstarter Games for Linux

    It was kind of a happy accident, while I was writing this thread about non-game Linux crowdfunding campaigns.

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    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/
    Last edited by KIAaze; April 9th, 2012 at 10:59 PM.

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    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...l-1478542.html
    Blenderheads wondered why the person behind this did not go through the proper channels, Blender Foundation/Ton.

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Just a little update: The Debian administrators handbook liberation operation reached its goal!
    http://debian-handbook.info/2012/lib...ext-few-weeks/

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

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by KIAaze View Post
    Just a little update: The Debian administrators handbook liberation operation reached its goal!
    http://debian-handbook.info/2012/lib...ext-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? 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.
    Last edited by Buovjaga; May 2nd, 2012 at 04:25 PM.

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Drifter: A Space Trading GameNEW
    "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!"
    Last edited by zerothis; May 4th, 2012 at 08:02 PM.

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Buovjaga View Post
    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).

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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    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 - A Novel Virtual Desktop Management System for Linux.

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