Gelbooru is creating An open source gallery software
174

patrons

$519
per month
I want to continue developing software full-time and release a new 0.3 version as open source. I want to hire on additional developers. I want to get a hold of more designers. I want to do a lot. But alas, it costs money to make this a reality. Not too much initially, but enough to hit the wallet fairly hard (~$25 USD per hour). Hundreds and hundreds of hours have already been paid for, and as much as I try, I do not make enough in  revenue from ads to continue paying as much as I should.

I'd love to have this project be a full-time job for our one and only programmer and expand the project to include more developers, but, as I said earlier, money is an issue for this to be a thing. If you'd like to help out our cause, or you just enjoy what we offer, that being an image board software, become a patron.

All money will first be used to pay our coder Geltas. This is our #1 priority.

To give you an idea of how long development will take with all the tickets on the tracker waiting to be worked on, it would be between 6-18 months before we have an alpha ready for public testing.
Rewards
Unsung Hero
$1 or more per month 54 patrons
You won't get anything other than the self satisfaction of helping out a project build and improve. That alone is noble of you. Thank you for lending a helping hand!
Dollar General
$1 or more per month 94 patrons
You get placed into a project sponsor user group on our test site that will let other users know your role. It has the same permissions as the normal member group.
Ten Tier
$10 or more per month 23 patrons
Get placed into a special user group just for you, named by you. It will stay for a year. You precious snowflake. ^_^
Thirty Tier
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Get a banner added next to your name on the forum. This will be permanent.
Mr. Monopoly Dude
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
You get placed into a special user group named by you AND you get a banner added to your name. The banner is permanent.
Goals
$519 of $15,000 per month
A super goal. We do not expect to get anywhere near this either, but if we do, you can bet we will use this to work overtime and hire on additional programmers and user interface designers. Why? Because I personally want the best looking and functioning software out there. Software written from the ground up. Created by people who have a degree in computer sciences or simply people who have a great understanding of coding in general.

You can expect development at 40+ man hours per person, per week, with this goal being met. You can also expect a demo test site set up for you to play around with and experience the usability improvements. You can also expect feature overload. A common issue with making such a massive update to an outdated site.

As a side benefit, our testbed, public facing site, will have all ads completely removed, and potentially replaced with something more useful to every user.
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I want to continue developing software full-time and release a new 0.3 version as open source. I want to hire on additional developers. I want to get a hold of more designers. I want to do a lot. But alas, it costs money to make this a reality. Not too much initially, but enough to hit the wallet fairly hard (~$25 USD per hour). Hundreds and hundreds of hours have already been paid for, and as much as I try, I do not make enough in  revenue from ads to continue paying as much as I should.

I'd love to have this project be a full-time job for our one and only programmer and expand the project to include more developers, but, as I said earlier, money is an issue for this to be a thing. If you'd like to help out our cause, or you just enjoy what we offer, that being an image board software, become a patron.

All money will first be used to pay our coder Geltas. This is our #1 priority.

To give you an idea of how long development will take with all the tickets on the tracker waiting to be worked on, it would be between 6-18 months before we have an alpha ready for public testing.

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Rewards
Unsung Hero
$1 or more per month 54 patrons
You won't get anything other than the self satisfaction of helping out a project build and improve. That alone is noble of you. Thank you for lending a helping hand!
Dollar General
$1 or more per month 94 patrons
You get placed into a project sponsor user group on our test site that will let other users know your role. It has the same permissions as the normal member group.
Ten Tier
$10 or more per month 23 patrons
Get placed into a special user group just for you, named by you. It will stay for a year. You precious snowflake. ^_^
Thirty Tier
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Get a banner added next to your name on the forum. This will be permanent.
Mr. Monopoly Dude
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
You get placed into a special user group named by you AND you get a banner added to your name. The banner is permanent.