We're trying to earn the money
The title says it all, we're back at work doing programming contracts trying to earn the money to finish this shebang off, and get it live.
If we personally fund it with contract money or if one of the VCs that reached out to us helps, we may not open source all of it however, because we need to eventually upsell the project to somebody else to recover costs.
We still have faith in the Kickstarter community however, and we really, really want to make this a community open source project that can be re-used by people and companies the world over as a framework for poll based document importance factoring.
As it stands now, if our not so well publicized Kickstarter campaign doesn't go through we'll have to charge money for it as a finished product. :-( If that happens students and researchers may not have access to it. Some institutions even have policies against commercially sold software, so we were really hoping not to be another Google Search Appliance style project.
Big campuses such as CSU put out RFPs for search solutions, and how well it would save tax payers and the state if they had a really innovative and good solution that was free and open source instead of paying out millions of tax money.
That goes for universities and institutions worldwide.
Please Kickstarter, fund our project, so we can hire more help and power through this!
pledged of $100,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 24, 2012.
Apr 3, 2012 - Jun 2, 2012 (60 days)
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1 year membership to the finished CDNPAL search engine community plus 50 advertising credits for keyword bid advertising.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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We will send you a private link to a mini-HTML5 game we make using Hype for Mac where you get to shoot the CDNPAL Rabbit in a Duck Hunter style game for points.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Have your name included on a thank you page linked from the home page of the website plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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1 year API key to build applications on the CDNPAL Search REST API framework. Whatever can consume REST API can use this, including but not limited to iOS, Android, WP7, Flash and other development tools, plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Access and a perpetual license to use and modify the full CDNPAL Search source code in any way you want including the REST API framework, the WWW crawling robot, the algorithm based search map/reducer, and the iOS, Android and other front end applications as tarballs and Amazon AMI Instance images plus 1 year of community support via member forum plus all the previous tiers. *NOTE: The search engine stack is based on Apache HBase, Hadoop, DataNucleus, and Spring Framework 3 which provides the REST API. You can download the stack freely.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A black high quality CDNPAL ball cap with our cool looking ice blue wifi logo on the front area of the cap plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Lifetime API key to build your GUI applications on top of the CDNPAL REST API services plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A color poster of the class and module hierarchy overview of the CDNPAL search engine from it's big column data store to it's algorithm crunching WWW data factoring, to it's REST API delivery to GUI clients and all previous tiersEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A special CDNPAL artwork picture book containing the story of the search engine, with colorful pictures and graphics including scenic pictures of venues in Los Angeles, where parts of the search engine were made.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Your advertising link on top of every search matching up to 5000 search terms no matter what on the desktop version of search for an entire year in rotation with other funders at this level plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your advertising link on top of every search matching up to 5000 search terms no matter what on the mobile(iOS & Android app and web) version of search for an entire year in rotation with other funders at this level plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Dinner at the CheeseCake Factory in Los Angeles with the founders Shaun and Christopher where you will be presented a certificate for helping to fund CDNPAL search plus all previous tiers. * You must show up to claim this prize.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Your name or company name permanently etched across the footer of the website as a producer, and you get your own private REST API function of your choosing to factor the WWW data we have plus all previous tiers.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012