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[libreplanet-discuss] rewards for crowdfunding Free Software projects

From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: [libreplanet-discuss] rewards for crowdfunding Free Software projects
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:15:59 +0100
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A lot of crowdfunding sites emphasize giving some rewards back to donors.

While most developers would rather just get on with coding, the rewards,
small things like T-shirts and bigger things too, are hard to avoid.

Has anybody looked at this in detail?  Does anybody have any ideas about
what type of strategy to use with rewards, especially for software projects?

Obviously, the best reward is finishing the project itself.  Unlike
other types of crowdfunding projects, software projects typically end up
open sourcing everything they produce so everybody is automatically
getting a copy of that work, regardless of how much money they
contributed or any other rewards that entitles them too.  This is a big
distinction from projects like films or comic books or hardware products
funded by crowdsourcing.

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