Max Howell is creating Open Source
59

patrons

$482
per month
Hey there, I'm Max.

The foundation of the modern world is developer tools.

I build developer tools; I want to make the things you need to make the world a better place. This is my talent, it's the career I was destined for. A few years ago I created Homebrew, the package manager for Mac, used by millions due to its sensible design and careful developer-experience. I apply the same process to all the open source I make.

I actively maintain over 30 open source projects, including the top-100 pod, PromiseKitswift-sh the tool that makes scripting with Swift third party dependencies trivial, and Path.swift an elegant, delightful pathing utility.

Once my Patreon gets enough support there are multiple other tools I am working on that will be open sourced, starting with the last one I wrote: Canopy.

Everything I release is featured on Patreon first, giving you the opportunity to talk about it before the rest of the Internet hears about it.

If you prefer not to use Patreon or just want to make a one time tip, I have other options.

Your donation makes it possible for me to work on open source full-time and for that I am truly grateful 🙏

Tiers
Dreaming of a Pint
$1 or more per month 5 patrons

You have my hearty thanks as I put your generous donation towards a hard-earned pint at my local Two Tides Brewery.

One Pint
$5 or more per month 14 patrons

Buy the creator of Homebrew a beer.

Professional Support
$10 or more per month 22 patrons

Access to mxcl’s Discord server, ask for help with some API design or Swift in general.

Priority & professional support for mxcl’s open source projects. Make sure to mention you donate at this tier (or higher) when you file your ticket. 

Includes Discord rewards
Super Thanks
$50 or more per month 2 patrons

You’re the best, and I’ll @mention you on my Twitter (if you want).

Includes Discord rewards
Returning The Favor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

Your company benefits from my work. You have a profitable app using one of my open source products. You couldn’t do without something I made. I’ll shout out your company or product on Twitter when your first payment clears.

Sponsorship
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons

Once every two months I will advertise your company/product on my Twitter (20K followers, tweets regularly get 100K impressions) I will thank you for your sponsorship in the second paragraph of all blog-style content I publish (recent average 10K views). I will add your logo and the company blurb of your choice to all my open source READMEs (not Homebrew).

Goals
$482 of $1,254 per month
US minimum wage.
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Hey there, I'm Max.

The foundation of the modern world is developer tools.

I build developer tools; I want to make the things you need to make the world a better place. This is my talent, it's the career I was destined for. A few years ago I created Homebrew, the package manager for Mac, used by millions due to its sensible design and careful developer-experience. I apply the same process to all the open source I make.

I actively maintain over 30 open source projects, including the top-100 pod, PromiseKitswift-sh the tool that makes scripting with Swift third party dependencies trivial, and Path.swift an elegant, delightful pathing utility.

Once my Patreon gets enough support there are multiple other tools I am working on that will be open sourced, starting with the last one I wrote: Canopy.

Everything I release is featured on Patreon first, giving you the opportunity to talk about it before the rest of the Internet hears about it.

If you prefer not to use Patreon or just want to make a one time tip, I have other options.

Your donation makes it possible for me to work on open source full-time and for that I am truly grateful 🙏

Recent posts by Max Howell

Tiers
Dreaming of a Pint
$1 or more per month 5 patrons

You have my hearty thanks as I put your generous donation towards a hard-earned pint at my local Two Tides Brewery.

One Pint
$5 or more per month 14 patrons

Buy the creator of Homebrew a beer.

Professional Support
$10 or more per month 22 patrons

Access to mxcl’s Discord server, ask for help with some API design or Swift in general.

Priority & professional support for mxcl’s open source projects. Make sure to mention you donate at this tier (or higher) when you file your ticket. 

Includes Discord rewards
Super Thanks
$50 or more per month 2 patrons

You’re the best, and I’ll @mention you on my Twitter (if you want).

Includes Discord rewards
Returning The Favor
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

Your company benefits from my work. You have a profitable app using one of my open source products. You couldn’t do without something I made. I’ll shout out your company or product on Twitter when your first payment clears.

Sponsorship
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons

Once every two months I will advertise your company/product on my Twitter (20K followers, tweets regularly get 100K impressions) I will thank you for your sponsorship in the second paragraph of all blog-style content I publish (recent average 10K views). I will add your logo and the company blurb of your choice to all my open source READMEs (not Homebrew).