Thirty days comes and goes faster than you think. The Geary crowdfunding campaign’s 30 days are up, and unfortunately, we didn’t make our target amount. That means Yorba will take in none of the $50,860 pledged by 1,192 generous donors over the past month, who will receive refunds.
I’d like to thank each person who pledged to the Geary campaign. That money represented more than dollars and pennies, it represented trust in Yorba and the work we’re doing to bring high-quality software to the Free Desktop. $50,860 is not small potatoes, and 1,192 donors in 30 days tells me we’re doing something right. Even if we “failed” I like to believe we succeeded in some sense.
What’s next? In some ways, it’s back to business for Yorba. We’re still coding. In fact, we released new versions of Geary and Shotwell (even Valencia!) during the crowdfunding campaign, which has to be some kind of record. We’re working now to find other sources of income to cover our costs. All options are being considered.
That said, please consider giving directly to Yorba. If you pledged and are going to receive a Paypal refund, you can still donate some or all of that money to Yorba knowing it will be put to good use. Every dollar we take in is a little more oxygen for Yorba to continue developing free software. Just follow this link to donate: