You wanna send me some love, eh? Well, historically I have
not accepted financial contributions. Instead, I encouraged (and still do encourage) users to contribute to
other open source audio projects such as KxStudio
. I tried to contribute through bartering: I made plugins,
or a podcast, and others made other projects that we all shared freely. I like that system, but it isn't always enough. This is a rather sensitive subject, but
I began to feel like plugins have a unique model for raising funds that large scale projects
such as those don't. Plugins usually reach completion, large projects need continuous funding for specialized developers.
I started tryng to raise money for several reasons. First was because I have previously
had no expendable income to give to other projects. I hoped to raise money to donate to
projects that have been valuable to me. Second was because I wanted to turn this hobby partially into a
commercial enterprise. This would help my wife feel better about the amount of time I've spent developing.
Please keep in mind that I am fully dedicated to open source. I will stop developing before I stop developing
open source projects. Commercial projects do not have to be proprietary.
So now we've done two fund raising campaigns employing the OpenAV Productions release system
You can read about those if you want
release date was set to a number of days from the announcement. Users donated what they wanted to move the release date closer.
For every $2 USD donated the release date was moved 24 hours closer to the present. At some point the time/money requirements were fulfilled and the source code was released.
I still believe in a bartering system. I'd love for you to "donate in kind" to free the plugins by making a demo
video on youtube, a bank of presets, bug reports, patch submissions,
writing documentation, starting your own projects etc... even just make
an awesome song and tell everyone you did with with free/opensource
software. Thats what the Linux Audio community really needs even still.
If you want to do one of these things as a "donation" to Infamous
please email me: (ssjackson71 (at) gmail (dot) com). I'll feel good, you'll feel good, and the community will benefit.
SO... This last fundraiser was for the GUI of the infamous lushlife, the fully-featured synthetic double tracking plugin. The DSP was released at the announcement of the fundraiser
so you could preview it using the host generated UI. But if you wanted some sweet eye candy to go
with it you have to donate or just wait. But the wait is over now.
It was released on:
15 December 2015
Huge thanks to all our Donors!
Thank you all so much!