Kdenlive reaches crowdfunding goal
The Kdenlive project has managed to raise $4000 on the crowdfunding web site Indiegogo in under a week. To complete the rewrite of the program's source code, which was begun in 2011, the project started a crowd-funding campaign to hire a full time developer. The donation drive has now reached its goal with more than a month still to go.
With the goal reached, the Kdenlive project will now be able to employ Till Theato for two months to rework the program's underlying architecture and to build in a new plugin system.
Even though the goal has been reached, users of the program can still donate to the campaign. The additional money will be used to purchase hardware for the project and to fund developers attending conventions.
Indiegogo's crowdfunding platform is similar to Kickstarter, but it allows projects to choose to keep the donation money even if they do not reach their goal in the end (which is the mode the Kdenlive campaign used) or use the more traditional Kickstarter model where funders only have to pay if the campaign reaches its goal. Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo is also open to projects not based in the US.