Going Open Source – Almost There!

One week ago today, I said that I wanted to Open Source (under the GPL) all of my software.  And, that if I hit $4,000 in contributions by midnight on Monday, the 4th (today), it would happen.

Those applications include:

Well.  Here we are.  Roughly 9 hours away from the deadline.  And here’s where we’re at:

As of the last tally (earlier today), we had broken $3,000.  At the current rate, we’ll likely hit around $3,500 by midnight.

So.  Very.  Close.

Oh well.  Too bad.  Guess everything stay’s closed source.

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Just kidding.  To get this close and call it off would be just plain silly.

Here’s the thing: The deadline of midnight tonight was arbitrary.  I had to chose a deadline, so this seemed as good as any.

So I’m extending the goal line out by a few days.  Let’s, say, Friday.  At sundown.  In Seattle, WA [aka 9:05 PM Pacific Time].  Another, even more, arbitrary deadline.  But that gives plenty of time to meet the goal.

How To Contribute.

You can contribute one of two ways.  Below is a form that allows you to set up a recurring contribution.  Or you can make a one-time contribution in any amount you wish.

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7 Responses to “Going Open Source – Almost There!”

  1. Nicholas Ganey says:

    YES!! I love you do much Bryan!!!!!!! When I get a job, the first thing I get will be a PayPal account and I will start donating.

    -love from a high schooler

  2. Thomas says:

    Well, just being curious: Will The Illumination Creation Service still ship along-side Illumination Software Creator 5.0 on Wednesday, June 6th, as in your announcement?

  3. Lieven says:

    I’m currently making a PayPal-account just so I can donate to you. I should be able to make my donation in 1-2 working days when there is some money on it.

  4. Randy says:

    If I had a card of some sort I would totally do this… but I don’t. I don’t trust banks for non-tinfoil-hat reasons. I’ve been screwed by 3 of them. Sorry.

  5. raymii says:

    Did another LXer..

  6. Mathias says:

    Supernice!

    I hope this will give your software some boost on functionality!

  7. briankb says:

    Just finished listening to LAS. I’m in for 5! Hopefully you can set a trend.

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