Feeds

Preserve Kuro5hin appeal on track

Spare Rusty from wage slavery!

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Kuro5hin founder Rusty Foster's appeal for funds has been a roaring success, he told us today.

Rusty has appealed not to save Kuro5hin, well not directly, but something a far, far worse: wage slavery.

With text ad revenue shriveling, he appealed for readers who value the site to help raise next year's budget, and ensure it gets his full time devotion. The alternative would be a sell-out, or getting a full-time job.

And we wouldn't wish that on anyone .

"We're officially over $34K right now, and with 'check's in the mail' income, I think we're probably over the target," he told us today. Aah… never count on checks in the mail until you're sure they haven't bounced.

"Whenever I or K5 have been in trouble, people have been incredibly supportive, but this has to be some kind of record. Now I have $35,000 worth of expectation and trust to live up to, which is a huge terrifying thing.

"I'm going to be getting the company books in order, talking to the lawyers, and probably filling out paperwork for a solid month. But what should come out of it is, finally, Kuro5hin made flesh.

"Watching the site grow and organize and build itself has been amazing, and I can't wait to see how it crosses the gap from bits online to people acting in the world. I hope that we can
demonstrate an alternative model of how internet communities could seize their own destiny and become self-governing, rather than relying solely on the good will of some individual or company.

"It's been a hell of a week."

The Kuro5hin appeal is still only half-way to meeting its $70,000 target, so there's some way to go. In launching the appeal, Rusty noted that K5 "had 341,018 unique visitors last month. If every one of them kicked in a single dollar, not monthly or annually but one time, we'd be set for approximately the next four years." Let's hope he gets there. ®

Related Link

Not pronounced "Kew-ro-five-hin"

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.