The other week, the awesome people at +Sandstorm.io
and I spoke about Roundcube. It's one of the apps that their users deploy, so it only made sense. They were also crowdfunded so they understand what we're doing, as well. Kenton proposed they put out a message to their user base and let their users donate Sandstorm's funds to Roundcube if they so choose ... this kind of virtuous-cycle approach is inspiring to me, to be perfectly honest .. and just one day later they've already raised over $5,000 for Roundcube which, if you do the math, means we'll hit our core target of $80,000.
Thank you to everyone who has backed Roundcube Next in ways big and small. Every donation has been huge in terms of reaching our goal together. For every cPanel, tucows, bHosted, Contargo, TransIP and sandstorm.io
, there has been (literally!) a hundred others who have thrown their support behind what we are doing.
Now we can begin to focus on our stretch goals ... let's see how far we get!
... and I am so looking forward to delivering the most amazing webmail platform ever as the next (free software!) version of Roundcube. Oh, and did I mention that we'll work to include sandstorm.io
integration in the upstream mainline of Roundcube Next so sandstorm.io
doesn't have to maintain their own patches?
Yes. Indeed. This will rock us all.
(Written from a hotel room in Munich, where I am celebrating with Cheese and Onion potato chips and a beer ... it is, after all, the small things in life .... :)