On Fri, 1 Nov 2013, Rob Echlin wrote:
Evan Amos is a profiessional photographer with a love for gaming systems.
Here is his story
His kickstarter has raised over the $8500 he asked for, but there is likely room for more.
OttawaJazzScene.ca (which I am publisher and a journalist /
photojournalist / IT guy at) raised ~$5000 in our second community-funding
campaign in June. We don't use a funding platform though. I run our
campaigns in-house, so we can avoid the percentage that services like
kickstarter take off the top. I also run all our servers in Ottawa or
Toronto to keep as much email list subscriber and donor data as far away
as possible from the warrantless spying that occurs in the US.
As much as possible, our workstation computers, web/mail/dns/list servers,
etc. are Linux based, and are free/libre open source software. Thanks to
our supporters, I'm able to give some financial support to software
projects which we use.