Basically, Dunc is an experimental project to try out ways of funding Debian development. Not paying for servers or bandwidth, or reimbursing expenses and flight costs, but actually paying people to sit down and do useful Debian work rather than some other day job.
While it's not part of the Debian/SPI umbrella, I'll still track press
announcements about Dunc (the raise-money-for-release experiment aj and a
few are running at www.dunc-tank.org) at
http://wiki.debian.org/presscoverage, since probably not all media outlets
will be as clear as ITWire AU that it's not Debian itself who's raising
– Never laugh at live dragons. — Bilbo Baggins [J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit”]
Other coverage here