We are now approaching the 4 day mark since I announced my plans to Open Source (GPL) my software (Linux Tycoon, Illumination Software Creator and the rest). This is the current tally.
Right now we are sitting at roughly $1,200 in contributions.
This translates to being 57% through with the total time for the goal that I set... with just about 30% of the goal being accomplished.
On the one hand, this is fairly wonderful. A rag-tag group, of those that follow what I do, has managed to raise a not-insignificant amount in a very short period of time. You all deserve a fist-bump.
On the other hand... we're a ways from the goal still.
What's needed is press coverage. We've gotten some great endorsements of this plan from some pretty prominent community leaders, now we just need news sites to take notice and run a short story on the effort.
Based on the numbers so far, I'm relatively confident that some solid press coverage (or mentions by some of the larger social media folks out there) will push this, at least, close to the goal. If any of you have a free minute today to send the word to your favorite blogger/writer/social media dude I would not be opposed.
To goal is to hit the mark by end of day this coming Monday. And, what with today being Friday, now's the time. High-five's (and, hopefully, lots of Open Source software) to all that lend a hand here.
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.