Crowd-funding is a pet favorite topic of mine. It's the opposite of taking control over a shared resource and turning it into profit -- it's building something that benefits everybody, enlisting a large number of people to make it happen.
Two time-sensitive crowd funding things caught my attention this morning:
- Bryan Lunduke, host of the Linux Action Show and developer of some interesting games, comics, and cross-platform software tools, is attempting to raise $4,000 a month through crowd-funding, and if he manages to do so, promises to release all of his software titles under the GPL license. Go check it out, and give him some love!
- This week the NW Entrepreneur Network's Breakfast Buzz is a talk by Jordan Weisman on his successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a game called "Shadowrun Returns."