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Lightning talk launch for http://cffsw.modernthings.org/

Lightning talk launch for http://cffsw.modernthings.org/

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  • 1. Brianna Laugher @pfctdayelise brianna@modernthings.org
  • 2. Free Software Success Formula 1. Open source 2. ??? 3. Profit!
  • 3. Free Software Success Formula 1. Open source 2. ???CROWD-FUNDING 3. Profit!
  • 4. PyConAU 2013 ● ● Django BoF panel discussion “Blah blah blah Kickstarter campaign to include South in Django core...” How come I never heard about that?
  • 5. I wish there was a feed which had a list of new free software crowdfunding campaigns...
  • 6. I wish there was a feed which had a list of new free software crowdfunding campaigns... Oh.... damn.
  • 7. cffsw.modernthings.org @crowdfundfloss Aims Keep a record of crowdfunding campaigns for free software projects ● Successful and (some) unsuccessful ● Maybe also free culture, free hardware ● List current/new campaigns ●
  • 8. cffsw.modernthings.org @crowdfundfloss Why would you care? Potential backer: want to financially support FLOSS (or collect stickers) ● Potential campaigner: research before launching your own campaign ● Potential researcher: study what works – so we as a community can be more successful ●
  • 9. cffsw.modernthings.org @crowdfundfloss How can you help? Spread the word ● Let me know about any existing campaigns I haven't covered (there must be lots!) ● Let me know when you hear about new campaigns! ●