> On kickstarter there is a reward system. The point is that you
> can buy final product for a lower price. And then after the
> completion of a project price goes up. That gives people
> motivation to buy early.In emacs the only motivation is that
> you know that the money will go towards completion of certain
> feature. But there are no rewards because emacs is free. So I
> think it won't be as much successful.
The reward is your pet feature will finally get implemented in Emacs
and you don't have to use an other editor/IDE for certain tasks.
I think it's a pretty big reward.
BTW, the coffescript compiler will be released with a BSD license for
free and people are still donating: