Securing funding for OS projects and blogs (outside of displaying annoying ads) is a hard endeavor. While I’d love to raise enough cash to work on CIDER, projectile and Emacs itself for an entire year through some wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, that’s unlikely to ever happen.
That said, I recently discovered an interesting alternative to one-off
crowdfunding campaigns called gratipay.
sustainable crowdfunding (meaning people will get
microdonations (say half a buck) from their patrons each week) it seems like a
reasonable way to raise a modest sum of money so you could work on
open-source projects more than your regular schedule might permit.
So, if you like Emacs Redux and the Emacs projects in which I’m involved like:
- Prelude - An Emacs distribution built on top of GNU Emacs 24
- Projectile - Project Interaction Library for Emacs, that stays out of your way
- clojure-mode - A major mode for programming in Clojure
- cider - A Clojure programming environment for Emacs
- guru-mode - An annoying companion on your journey to Emacs mastery
- rubocop-emacs - Emacs integration for RuboCop
- zenburn-emacs - The Zenburn color theme, ported to Emacs
- solarized-emacs - The Solarized color theme, ported to Emacs
- puppet-mode - A mode for editing Puppet 3 manifests
- swift-mode - A mode for editing Swift code
consider supporting my work via Gratipay.
Alternatively you can use PayPal.
Update: Gratipay has been defunct for a few years now. You can find an updated list of the services you can support me over here.