At the beginning of the month RootzWiki Administrator B16 started a thread entitled "[POOL] Bootloader Unlock: Community and Rootzwiki Backed. This was different from the many Bounty threads that were popping up on xda and elsewhere. Bounty threads urge users to pledge a to pay a predetermined pledged amount of money if any method is released. more like a payment on delivery system. Here is the issue in some cases the developer who would like to take a shot at the unlock would need to either develop without having the device on hand, or go out and purchase the device before starting development. The Rootzwiki Pool was set up to raise money for a device to send to a developer who was already making progress.
The amount needed to outright buy a device was completely raised last week, and the device was shipped to developer "xindirect". This is a step in the right direction. However this in no way guarantees that their will be a bootloader unlock. To follow development head to the source link.