That’s right! We have ~ 2 days left on our fundraiser to bring in USD$ 20,000.00 by April 18. We have ~240 pledges from community members totally USD$ ~10K right now and need to bring it home with 10K more by the end of the day! If you have a large contributions and/or are a business with a large contribution and would like to match this, contact me asap! We have received much press and attention from this grass roots campaign, and your support of this would help put us over the edge!
Who wants to be a big hero like the ~240 people who have contributed? This is an amazing fundraiser and its great to see the big numbers of people who have supported this campaign! Check out the stats in that we have over 720,000 views of this campaign! That is astounding!
Elsewhere on the web, others have made great posts about this like Andy’s post on LGM2008, excerpted below:
LGM is the only shared expense of all free graphics software. Certainly at worthwhile investment for the future of your unencumbered creativity!
you cannot put a price on quality, freedom and this much potential
Every year all projects gain a huge boost of development and vision thanks to the discussions that take place at LGM.
You cannot predict the amazing things that will take place at LGM.
- will Blender uncover a new compositing method for video,
- will inkscape enable a new type of spline through cairo?
- will pango get used by fontforge ?
- will ufraw and hugin share more code ?
- One thing is certain;
All free creative software is improved during LGM. and everyone learns more in the process.
This is a one of a kind event!
Help us achieve our goal and bring together software developers to solve problems for all users of your favorite creative applications!
As a side note, I will be attending this LGM in Poland and will be in Berlin and Poland having some meetings and giving some presentations prior…if you are in the area, contact me and/or stay tuned for more.