I want to thank you all for supporting Emacsy. Unfortunately, we did not make our funding target, which is certainly disappointing. One of the nice things about failure is it often offers greater opportunities for learning than success does. If there is perhaps a better way to fund and market Emacsy, I'd be happy to hear it.
I'm not sure what to do now. Part of me wants to treat the kickstarter as a quick, cheap way of vetting ideas. Since the kickstarter failed, maybe I shouldn't invest any further work in Emacsy. Another part of me wants to trudge on ahead despite the failure.
A little while back, I received an email from Richard Stallman, the father of GNU Emacs, GCC, and the Free Software Movement. He was curious about Emacsy's goals. I explained them as best I could. He said, "I see. It sounds useful." IT SOUNDS USEFUL, he said! Well, I took that as a big compliment.
Stallman asked me to consider licensing Emacsy under the GPL rather than the LGPL. Stallman has had a tremendous influence on me, so I take his suggestions very seriously. After a long, hard think on the matter, I wrote back to Stallman and said that I did not want to retract my commitment on kickstarter to release Emacsy under the LGPL. Now that the kickstarter is finished, though, I may reconsider the license.
Stallman also asked me if I'd consider making Emacsy an official GNU project.
So I'm not exactly sure what comes next for Emacsy and me, but I wanted to thank you all for your support.