Software Wars movie struggles to meet Indiegogo target

Documentary espousing virtues of software freedom struggles to raise funding

Software Wars

Software Wars is a movie that documents the struggle for the right to freely share technology and ideas, and it is seeking help via crowd-funding portal Indiegogo to speed its completion.

“The software we need will not be “owned” by corporations like Microsoft, Apple, and Google, who are mostly impeding technological progress. This software will be built by a global community, taking on problems too big for any one company or team to even understand. We should have been working together all along, but it is necessary now for the few big problems that remain.”

The project leads have explained that “this movie will be finished somehow, but crowdfunding can save months of time. Many movies spent years trying to finish.”

“There will be a free Creative Commons version released, so a donation of any amount does help and you will get something in return.”

With less than 48 hours left on the clock and only US$9,000 pledged, the project may not meet its funding goal of US$150,000.

Still, this important movie will eventually be released and the producers have outlined other ways people can support the project.

Check out the Software Wars project on Indiegogo, and watch the trailer below.

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