Openness of the Boxee Box is critical to its survival. In the words of Avner Ronen, "it *must* be open." http://blog.boxee.tv/2010/09/01/some...-the-apple-tv/
This is an announcement and a call to action for everyone who wants an open Boxee Box. If you can code, hack, crack or support in any way, please do so. If you can't, that's ok, because you can still advance the cause. Simply pledge your financial support and we will grow a bounty to get there.
As of this point, since I am not a programmer, the pledges must be on the honor system. Email your pledge to email@example.com and I will be posting the totals to this site and Boxee's forum. There are many people who want to see an open Boxee Box for so many reasons, including running XBMC as the default software. By collecting support in a financial way, we can support those people who are able to accomplish this task, while providing extra motivation to actually do it.
If in the future, programmers are able to step up and commit to this project, we could be eligible for http://kickstarter.com, which is a project pledge funding setup that would provide greatly needed security in connecting pledgers.