Marcel Gagné is creating Linux/FOSS Videos, gaming videos, podcasts, and writing, too!
6

patrons

$26
per month

If you're here, then there's a good chance that you know about my work championing Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (aka FOSS). You may even have been a fan of my award-winning "Cooking With Linux" column that ran in the Linux Journal for more than 10 years. Since I stopped doing that column, I've been asked many times to consider bringing it back in some way. Apparently, many of you miss sitting in my (virtual) restaurant, sipping wine and learning about cool free software.

Well, it's January 2018 as I write this and YouTube is a thing now. I'm sure you've noticed. I have and that's why I've decided to make YouTube videos as my way to continue "Cooking With Linux". All this takes time and effort and, as you've all heard, time is money. So here I am on Patreon, asking for your support as I take Cooking With Linux into the future.

Who knows? If I can make enough money here, I may even be able to re-hire François, my long suffering waiter.

What? You want to know what I mean by "and more"? Sure . . . your support here assists me in creating "Cooking With Linux" videos, but I will also share articles I write, gaming videos I release (yes, I play games), articles, blogs, and at some point, a podcast. I like to do and explore lots of things; I hope you enjoy the ride.

Many thanks for your support.
Rewards
Official Patron
$1.01 or more per month 1 patron
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug or, if you aren't comfortable with that, I'll just think fondly of you. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and whatever else happens there. I will also put in a good word for you with the actual Universe! None of those stand-in fake universes for you, my friend! We're talking the real deal here.
FOSS Kitchen Muse
$3.02 or more per month 1 patron
Want to have a say in what I produce next? Your comments on my posts may very well be picked as the subject of my next "Cooking With Linux". If I accept your suggestion, I'll give you credit and mention your name in the video for suggesting it. And . . . I will ask the Universe to look upon you and smile! Not just a good word, but a smile!
Your Name In Lights.
$5.03 or more per month 3 patrons
For the low, low price of $5 and 3 cents per month, I'll include your name in the list of closing credits for videos I produce as thanks for supporting me here that month (assuming you want me to). You'll have access to my Patreon only stuff. You'll have input into what I might do next. And I'll put in a good word with the Universe AND ask it to look upon you and smile. It's not just one or the other any more at this level. 
Associate Producer
$10.04 or more per month 1 patron
All right! In addition to all the other stuff, including a special dedicated conversation I will have, on your behalf, with said Universe, you will also be listed as an Associate Producer of the show on every "Cooking with Linux" episode I produce on those months where you support my video and content creator habits. 
Executive Producer
$20.05 or more per month 0 patrons
Associate Producer isn't good enough for you? Okay, you're now listed as Executive Producer on every "Cooking with Linux" episode I create in any month you support me. Also, you can ask me questions that I will try to answer on a future Q&A episode. Details on how this whole Q&A thing will work is something I have yet to work out, but you're worth it! Oh, and you get all the other stuff above as well.
Raise A Glass!
$100.06 or more per month 0 patrons
Okay, you're raising the bar pretty high here. I thank you and I am humbled. And thrilled. And excited! For every month that you support me, I will raise my glass of wine and toast to you in the introduction of any "Cooking With Linux" video I create that month. And you also get listed as an Executive Producer on the closing credits. AND the Universe and I will spend the better part of five minutes chatting about how insanely awesome you are. Because you are!
Goals
$26 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I will do a special "Thank you" video for you, my supporters, where I will thank each and every one of you, by name, or user name, or anonymous name if you like, by toasting you with one or more glasses of wine. There's a distinct possibility that I may be drunk by the time I'm finished thanking you all, but it's a risk I'm willing to take. 
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If you're here, then there's a good chance that you know about my work championing Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (aka FOSS). You may even have been a fan of my award-winning "Cooking With Linux" column that ran in the Linux Journal for more than 10 years. Since I stopped doing that column, I've been asked many times to consider bringing it back in some way. Apparently, many of you miss sitting in my (virtual) restaurant, sipping wine and learning about cool free software.

Well, it's January 2018 as I write this and YouTube is a thing now. I'm sure you've noticed. I have and that's why I've decided to make YouTube videos as my way to continue "Cooking With Linux". All this takes time and effort and, as you've all heard, time is money. So here I am on Patreon, asking for your support as I take Cooking With Linux into the future.

Who knows? If I can make enough money here, I may even be able to re-hire François, my long suffering waiter.

What? You want to know what I mean by "and more"? Sure . . . your support here assists me in creating "Cooking With Linux" videos, but I will also share articles I write, gaming videos I release (yes, I play games), articles, blogs, and at some point, a podcast. I like to do and explore lots of things; I hope you enjoy the ride.

Many thanks for your support.

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Rewards
Official Patron
$1.01 or more per month 1 patron
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug or, if you aren't comfortable with that, I'll just think fondly of you. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and whatever else happens there. I will also put in a good word for you with the actual Universe! None of those stand-in fake universes for you, my friend! We're talking the real deal here.
FOSS Kitchen Muse
$3.02 or more per month 1 patron
Want to have a say in what I produce next? Your comments on my posts may very well be picked as the subject of my next "Cooking With Linux". If I accept your suggestion, I'll give you credit and mention your name in the video for suggesting it. And . . . I will ask the Universe to look upon you and smile! Not just a good word, but a smile!
Your Name In Lights.
$5.03 or more per month 3 patrons
For the low, low price of $5 and 3 cents per month, I'll include your name in the list of closing credits for videos I produce as thanks for supporting me here that month (assuming you want me to). You'll have access to my Patreon only stuff. You'll have input into what I might do next. And I'll put in a good word with the Universe AND ask it to look upon you and smile. It's not just one or the other any more at this level. 
Associate Producer
$10.04 or more per month 1 patron
All right! In addition to all the other stuff, including a special dedicated conversation I will have, on your behalf, with said Universe, you will also be listed as an Associate Producer of the show on every "Cooking with Linux" episode I produce on those months where you support my video and content creator habits. 
Executive Producer
$20.05 or more per month 0 patrons
Associate Producer isn't good enough for you? Okay, you're now listed as Executive Producer on every "Cooking with Linux" episode I create in any month you support me. Also, you can ask me questions that I will try to answer on a future Q&A episode. Details on how this whole Q&A thing will work is something I have yet to work out, but you're worth it! Oh, and you get all the other stuff above as well.
Raise A Glass!
$100.06 or more per month 0 patrons
Okay, you're raising the bar pretty high here. I thank you and I am humbled. And thrilled. And excited! For every month that you support me, I will raise my glass of wine and toast to you in the introduction of any "Cooking With Linux" video I create that month. And you also get listed as an Executive Producer on the closing credits. AND the Universe and I will spend the better part of five minutes chatting about how insanely awesome you are. Because you are!