Now that the first stretch goal of $6000 has been reached, in the first 12 hours of the campaign being open, I'm funded to work on git-annex through the end of 2013!
My next stretch goal is to get to $10000. This extends the funding out to 9 months, which should be time to gestate something awesome!
the git-annex enhancement contest
This time, the stretch goal is not just about funding me. $1000 of the money will be given out as awards to whoever contributes the best enhancements to git-annex by the end of 2013. You don't need to know Haskell to add support for a cloud service as a git-annex special remote. Just write 4 hook scripts and git-annex can be hooked up to any cloud service you can imagine. Or you could write some really nice documentation. Or you could learn some Haskell, and fix a bug report! Yes, you too can be paid for writing Haskell code.
I'll pick the winners and prize amounts, possibly with assistance from a poll. Encouraging more contributions to git-annex is important for it to really take off.