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Kickstarter
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:37:37 AM »
Is anyone familiar with this site: http://www.kickstarter.com/

It looks interesting, but the numbers all seem really low for most projects to actually get "kick started".

Basically, it's a site to get funding for projects, like that Diaspora thing that wants to do something similar to Facebook but with better privacy.
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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 05:58:54 AM »
one of these days we're going to add a search function to this forum so people can search for "terms" and see if there have been posts about something in the past.. that will help answer such questions  ;)

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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 06:22:21 AM »
one of these days we're going to add a search function to this forum so people can search for "terms" and see if there have been posts about something in the past.. that will help answer such questions  ;)

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=19291.0

Yeah, but it's a bit old (a year) and you were the only one really talking about it. I figured dragging it up again in a new thread would get better results for more opinions.

Basically, I'm looking to see what people think of it. I'm not really familiar with it, so some opinions from others that know about it would help out.
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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 06:29:50 AM »
I love the idea.. i think we need such things now more than ever.  maybe it's time to try to do a kickstarter-funded project.

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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 09:17:00 PM »
I've supported several projects there... some really good stuff if you're into RPGs, as a couple of my favorite authors regularly put projects there.

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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 09:47:11 PM »
I love the idea.. i think we need such things now more than ever.  maybe it's time to try to do a kickstarter-funded project.

It seems to me that the ideal type of project for that is:

* Web based
* AGPL
* Well thought through with a business model that works with AGPL

That just sort of seems like the perfect fit. Get from the community in order to give back to the community, but with the brains to keep the project/business funded/profitable and running, and thus ensure the future of it.

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Re: Kickstarter
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 07:37:26 AM »
looks like a interesting idea.
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