Ingo Schwarze is creating Free Software
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For several years, i have been the maintainer of the mandoc UNIX manpage compiler toolset that is used by default for manual page display in the OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, illumos, Alpine Linux, and Void Linux operating systems and for the official online manual pages of OpenBSD, Debian, and Arch Linux on the web. See my latest EuroBSDCon presentation for a full overview or a slightly older BSDCan status report that is less comprehensive but has better sound quality.  Presentation slides and journal articles in the press release area provide even faster access to information than the videos.

Of course, i'm also a regular OpenBSD developer working in several other fields of the base system, almost exclusively in userland, and occasionally on ports, in particular on GNU troff.

In the OpenBSD project, we regard creating and maintaining software as an art and as a craft at the same time.  Not only do we strive for software that is correct, well documented, simple, easy to use, secure and reliable, but we also strive for beauty of the source code - to make the source code concise, idiomatic, and elegant without making it excessively cunning: only then will people enjoy reading and auditing the code, and only then will there be enough eyeballs to make all bugs shallow.  So this way of software development as an art is indeed well placed on Patreon: we polish each line of our code as others polish each phrase in a novella, and we continuously maintain our software across the decades as others maintain works of architectural art across the centuries, making sure what has been built always remains up to date and satisfies today's quality and security standards.

The main way of supporting mandoc development and maintenance is donating to the OpenBSD foundation. But since i have a Patreon account to support a person who is doing great stuff in the field of literature, i thought i might as well give you a chance to get a contribution to my mandoc work directly, just in case you are desperate to fund mandoc in particular rather than BSD development in general...

Thank you in advance,
Ingo

P.S.
Besides, I'm working as an independent software security consultant and free software engineer for hire - even though i'm not desperate for additional contracts right now, and even though i make a point of spending most of my time on unpaid free software work, you are welcome to contact me if you are interested in some specific contract work.
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For several years, i have been the maintainer of the mandoc UNIX manpage compiler toolset that is used by default for manual page display in the OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, illumos, Alpine Linux, and Void Linux operating systems and for the official online manual pages of OpenBSD, Debian, and Arch Linux on the web. See my latest EuroBSDCon presentation for a full overview or a slightly older BSDCan status report that is less comprehensive but has better sound quality.  Presentation slides and journal articles in the press release area provide even faster access to information than the videos.

Of course, i'm also a regular OpenBSD developer working in several other fields of the base system, almost exclusively in userland, and occasionally on ports, in particular on GNU troff.

In the OpenBSD project, we regard creating and maintaining software as an art and as a craft at the same time.  Not only do we strive for software that is correct, well documented, simple, easy to use, secure and reliable, but we also strive for beauty of the source code - to make the source code concise, idiomatic, and elegant without making it excessively cunning: only then will people enjoy reading and auditing the code, and only then will there be enough eyeballs to make all bugs shallow.  So this way of software development as an art is indeed well placed on Patreon: we polish each line of our code as others polish each phrase in a novella, and we continuously maintain our software across the decades as others maintain works of architectural art across the centuries, making sure what has been built always remains up to date and satisfies today's quality and security standards.

The main way of supporting mandoc development and maintenance is donating to the OpenBSD foundation. But since i have a Patreon account to support a person who is doing great stuff in the field of literature, i thought i might as well give you a chance to get a contribution to my mandoc work directly, just in case you are desperate to fund mandoc in particular rather than BSD development in general...

Thank you in advance,
Ingo

P.S.
Besides, I'm working as an independent software security consultant and free software engineer for hire - even though i'm not desperate for additional contracts right now, and even though i make a point of spending most of my time on unpaid free software work, you are welcome to contact me if you are interested in some specific contract work.

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You will have access to Patron-only postings.  These are short updates about what i'm doing, appearing at irregular intervals.