Joel Purra is creating open source software & doing tech activism for everyone online
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Code and passion

I've written, published, and maintain over 70 open source software projects — free to use, modify, and distribute. I do it because I believe that sharing is caring, also when it comes to software. Commercial interests don't always understand or agree with the benefits of open source software, which can be reused, remixed, and copied for free. Companies often prefer to keep all their source code secret, charging money for each copy or tying customers and data to their closed ecosystem. I'm part of a counter-movement, where tech activists make as much useful software as possible available for anyone to use.

I am now transforming my day job as a software engineer from building closed source for companies to building open source for everyone!


Already reached millions

To date, I have reached over 2.3 million internet users [1] with my open source software, tech activism, and answers about software usage. This is not counting all the people those users have helped in turn, be it by writing even more open source software or creating other products — the total number could be tenfold. Everything has been written with passion and made available on the internet. For free. For everyone. For ever.

Here is a selection of projects:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me throughout the years by hiring me as a consultant. My focus is shifting towards open source rather than on closed source, as I feel sharing my contributions with the world serves a greater purpose. Now I need your Patreon support to fill up the hole in my wallet when giving away code instead of charging by the hour. With your support, I can dedicate more time, write and give away more code to help more internet users, and make the world a better place through openness!


More videos?

Am already programming and giving away code, but perhaps I can provide more non-code output — what do you think? Here are a few example presentations of open source software and research I've written. Do you want more of them? Any particular topic? Presentations or step-by-step tutorials?



As I am in the middle of this work transition, I would love to hear your feedback on both my work and my request for your support. Thank you in advance!

[1] I didn't make up this number 2.3 million — it is taken from my profile on Stackoverflow where I help other programmers solve their problems — see the impact stats there. In reality the number of users who have been reached and helped is actually higher, when also taking other ways to download my open source software, other websites to read helpful answers, etcetera into account.
Tiers
One code commit dedicated to you
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll dedicate a piece of code of my choice to you by cheerfully adding your name to one of the code commit message before putting it online. Each code commit represents an addition or improvement, and can take hours to complete.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Shoutout
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll thank you for your open source software support online, using quitter.se/joelpurra and twitter.com/joelpurra. If you give me your handle, I will add it to the message.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Shoutout with link
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll thank you for your open source software support online, using quitter.se/joelpurra and twitter.com/joelpurra. If you give me your handle, I will add it to the message. In addition, I will include a link of your choice, as long as I feel good about what it represents.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
One feature dedicated to you
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll dedicate a feature or set of changes of my choice to you by cheerfully adding your name to the code commit message before putting it online. Each feature or set of changes represents an addition or improvement, and can take days to complete.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Help choose a feature in one of my projects
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Once every month, I'll let you join me in deciding the direction of a new feature or set of changes for one of my open source projects. We'll discuss options and priorities, and this way you can help me decide what is important to you, as well as other users. The amount of work spent on the specific feature varies, but could represent a few hours up to one or two days.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Choose a feature in any open source project
$500 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Once every month, I'll let you decide the direction of a new feature or set of changes for any open source project of your choice. We'll discuss options and priorities, and this way you can help me decide what is important to you, as well as other users. The amount of work spent on the specific feature varies, but could represent one day up to several days.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
One work week in closed source project
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Once every month, I'll dedicate a work week working on a closed source software project of your choice. We will discuss what needs to be done, then I'll get to work, and continuously report back and deliver results. The work does not have to benefit the rest of the internet users, but will help me work on other projects the rest of the month.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Goals
$1 of $100 per month
Covers home-cooked meals and hot tea to keep me going.
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Code and passion

I've written, published, and maintain over 70 open source software projects — free to use, modify, and distribute. I do it because I believe that sharing is caring, also when it comes to software. Commercial interests don't always understand or agree with the benefits of open source software, which can be reused, remixed, and copied for free. Companies often prefer to keep all their source code secret, charging money for each copy or tying customers and data to their closed ecosystem. I'm part of a counter-movement, where tech activists make as much useful software as possible available for anyone to use.

I am now transforming my day job as a software engineer from building closed source for companies to building open source for everyone!


Already reached millions

To date, I have reached over 2.3 million internet users [1] with my open source software, tech activism, and answers about software usage. This is not counting all the people those users have helped in turn, be it by writing even more open source software or creating other products — the total number could be tenfold. Everything has been written with passion and made available on the internet. For free. For everyone. For ever.

Here is a selection of projects:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me throughout the years by hiring me as a consultant. My focus is shifting towards open source rather than on closed source, as I feel sharing my contributions with the world serves a greater purpose. Now I need your Patreon support to fill up the hole in my wallet when giving away code instead of charging by the hour. With your support, I can dedicate more time, write and give away more code to help more internet users, and make the world a better place through openness!


More videos?

Am already programming and giving away code, but perhaps I can provide more non-code output — what do you think? Here are a few example presentations of open source software and research I've written. Do you want more of them? Any particular topic? Presentations or step-by-step tutorials?



As I am in the middle of this work transition, I would love to hear your feedback on both my work and my request for your support. Thank you in advance!

[1] I didn't make up this number 2.3 million — it is taken from my profile on Stackoverflow where I help other programmers solve their problems — see the impact stats there. In reality the number of users who have been reached and helped is actually higher, when also taking other ways to download my open source software, other websites to read helpful answers, etcetera into account.

Recent posts by Joel Purra

Tiers
One code commit dedicated to you
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll dedicate a piece of code of my choice to you by cheerfully adding your name to one of the code commit message before putting it online. Each code commit represents an addition or improvement, and can take hours to complete.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Shoutout
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll thank you for your open source software support online, using quitter.se/joelpurra and twitter.com/joelpurra. If you give me your handle, I will add it to the message.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Shoutout with link
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll thank you for your open source software support online, using quitter.se/joelpurra and twitter.com/joelpurra. If you give me your handle, I will add it to the message. In addition, I will include a link of your choice, as long as I feel good about what it represents.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
One feature dedicated to you
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Once every month, I'll dedicate a feature or set of changes of my choice to you by cheerfully adding your name to the code commit message before putting it online. Each feature or set of changes represents an addition or improvement, and can take days to complete.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Help choose a feature in one of my projects
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Once every month, I'll let you join me in deciding the direction of a new feature or set of changes for one of my open source projects. We'll discuss options and priorities, and this way you can help me decide what is important to you, as well as other users. The amount of work spent on the specific feature varies, but could represent a few hours up to one or two days.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
Choose a feature in any open source project
$500 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Once every month, I'll let you decide the direction of a new feature or set of changes for any open source project of your choice. We'll discuss options and priorities, and this way you can help me decide what is important to you, as well as other users. The amount of work spent on the specific feature varies, but could represent one day up to several days.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.
One work week in closed source project
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Once every month, I'll dedicate a work week working on a closed source software project of your choice. We will discuss what needs to be done, then I'll get to work, and continuously report back and deliver results. The work does not have to benefit the rest of the internet users, but will help me work on other projects the rest of the month.

Plus access to all my 70+ open source software projects, including all source code.