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Submission + - Crowdfunding, Micro-Patronage and the Future of Free Software (techcrunch.com)

RougeFemme writes: Scott Merrill first discusses the true definition of "free" software, cites the different types and talks about different funding options, including an esoteric discussion of medieval patronage. He then goes on to discuss the growing use of crowdfunding to finance "free" software and cites as an example, "Yorba, the company behind the Linux photo management application Shotwell." Yorba is crowdfunding Geary, "a lightweight email program designed around conversations."
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Crowdfunding, Micro-Patronage and the Future of Free Software

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