The idea of having a WordPress-centric IndiGoGo or Kickstarter is just enough of an idea for me to fully support it 100%. The announcement of WP Fund It was shared via Pippin and highlights the intentions and goals for the community-backed project:
The entire idea is to better improve the entire WordPress ecosystem, whether that be WordPress core, plugins/themes on WordPress.org, the WordPress codex, tutorials hosted on individual’s sites, WordPress events, etc.
This will include both free and commercial projects, but a large emphasis will be placed on projects that contribute to the betterment of the WordPress community.
Pippin shares pretty explicitly that the intention isn’t to earn money from the project itself but rather to truly pay-it-forward to those individuals and teams that are going to make a big difference via their project.
There’s not much more information at this time but go ahead and sign-up for more details as they are released.
Thoughts on this type of initiative? Is this something you could get behind and support? Would you be willing to throw in some cash for a project that would make everyone’s lives better?
I sure hope so!