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Re: Kickstarter for Emacs

From: Tom
Subject: Re: Kickstarter for Emacs
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:43:59 +0000 (UTC)
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Vyacheslav Gonakhchyan <ytriffy <at> gmail.com> writes:

>  On kickstarter there is a reward system. The point is that you
> can buy final product for a lower price. And then after the
> completion of a project price goes up.  That gives people
> motivation to buy early.In emacs the only motivation is that
> you know that the money will go towards completion of certain
> feature. But there are no rewards because emacs is free. So I
> think it won't be as much successful.

The reward is your pet feature will finally get implemented in Emacs
and you don't have to use an other editor/IDE for certain tasks.
I think it's a pretty big reward.

BTW, the coffescript compiler will be released with a BSD license for
free and people are still donating:


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