[CREATE] The end of the campaign approaches
andyfitz at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 23:44:18 PDT 2008
Dave, this has been a fantastic campaign. Especially when you
consider the tight deadline.
Thanks so much for getting it started, it's been inspiring to participate.
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 2:05 AM, Dave Neary <dneary at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The campaign ends tomorrow evening, and it's been clear for a while that
> we would not get to $20,000, or even get past the $15,000 necessary to
> get the community to cornerstone sponsor level.
> For the last 36 hours of the campaign, I've reduced the goal to $12,000
> - considering that we have $110 in uncleared cheques, we are now within
> pissing distance of the $10,000 barrier, and I am hopeful that we will
> get one more $1000 donation before the end of the campaign, and have a
> good final day to get the campaign up past $12,000.
> I had considered extending the campaign, but I think a big part of the
> reason why we have motivated so many people is the ambitious goal and
> short timeframe, and I don't want to give people the impression they
> were deceived. If any latecomers really want to donate, they can do so
> by cheque to the GNOME Foundation with a note that the donation is for
> LGM, or through lgm at paypal.com, even after the end of the campaign, but
> once the campaign is finished, it's finished, I think.
> So - one last push into the last 36 hours. If any of you have been
> holding off on donating, or know people who use the GIMP and who might
> like to donate, now's the time to pull out all the stops.
> Dave Neary
> dneary at free.fr
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