Crowdfunding

Requesting lots of small financial contributions from the public at large. (TODO: meaningful difference from donations?)
wikipedia

See also | :snowdrift :gratipay :sharing

Notes

Financial analysis

http://www.fordfoundation.org/library/reports-and-studies/roads-and-bridges-the-unseen-labor-behind-our-digital-infrastructure

Communication

Tshirt rewards

Other physical rewards

Testing / Betas

Funding models

Comparitive research
:snowdrift contains extensive research on other crowdfunding mechanisms and free/libre principles:

Limits
https://snowdrift.coop/p/snowdrift/w/en/limits/c/1809

Cube root of popularity
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/funding-art-vs-funding-software.html
https://stallman.org/articles/internet-sharing-license.en.html
http://pmrb.net/blog/2013/07/14/income-transfers-among-artists-a-cube-root-function-an-evaluation-of-richard-m-stallmans-proposal/

Ransom model
TODO: find example link



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