As a Free Software stalwart, I’ve long considered Google Web Fonts a wonderful service: the fonts are Free, and Google hosts them for free, so that everybody can have web fonts on their websites.
I also came across Kickstarter a few months ago, via the educationalist Phil Shapiro and have really contributed to the book don’t go back to School.
Now Google Web Fonts are promoting type design projects, to get more free fonts to the masses. I would bring a link but Google have deigned to use JavaSript to load frames, alas. Instead, you’ll have to make do with a screengrab: