Despite the domain, this is not a request for money to fund a new rendering API for SDL, this is an announcement that Ryan has received a grant from Epic to build a next-gen rendering API for SDL.
Oh man, I haven’t come across icculus in a while. He was responsible for porting a couple of great games to Linux back when gaming there was a bit of a wasteland. So many good memories. I even used to check icculus.org regularily to see what else he was working on.