I'm having my morning cup of black, and just had a look at the SBCL crowdfunding campaign I put up yesterday.
The initial funding goal was reached in less than a day! I'm awed and humbled.
This means crowdfunding looks like a very viable model for funding future SBCL development, though of course the real question is how repeatable this is. I'm sure I'm at least to a degree cashing in on work I've already done as opposed to what the campaign pitch actually says, but the future will tell...
In the meanwhile, please keep spreading the word! The campaign is now at the point where locking improvements and adding timeouts to all blocking functions in the threading API have been funded.
If it reaches $6000, it means getting read/write locks and semaphore notification objects as well.