Raph Levien is creating open source Rust software
11

patrons

$167
per month
I've been doing open source software for well over 20 years. These days, I'm especially actively involved in the Rust community, contributing to core infrastructure and creative tools. Perhaps my best known project is xi-editor, which is still in early stages but has the potential to become a rich and responsive tool for programmers. I also maintain pulldown-cmark and a number of other Rust libraries, and am working on a new GUI toolkit called druid.

I was at Google for 11 years, and did open source both as my main job and in 20% projects. These days, I'm going out on my own, creating a video game with music synthesis as a core mechanic. I'm planning to sell the game commercially, but do the synthesizer and Rust infrastructure work as free software with a permissive license. Supporting me on Patreon is a way to vote for me spending more time on free software work to benefit the community, especially the pieces that I don't otherwise have plans to monetize.

Follow my blog for writings about my Rust work, audio synthesis, and other topics.
Tiers
Show your support
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For $1, you get to show your support for my open source work, and get warm fuzzy feelings, without being a serious drain on your finances.
Suggest what to work on
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You can post to suggest which of my projects you find most valuable even without chipping in anything, but it would be nice.
Talk over coffee
$100 or more per month 1 patron
This tier is starting to get my attention. I'll have coffee next time you're in the Bay Area or I'm out your way, and I'll do my best to find a conference or whatnot near you.
Make me reconsider my life plans
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
I don't expect anyone to fund this, but having it sure makes the other tiers look reasonable. At this level, I'd start to think it's sustainable to work on just free software.
I've been doing open source software for well over 20 years. These days, I'm especially actively involved in the Rust community, contributing to core infrastructure and creative tools. Perhaps my best known project is xi-editor, which is still in early stages but has the potential to become a rich and responsive tool for programmers. I also maintain pulldown-cmark and a number of other Rust libraries, and am working on a new GUI toolkit called druid.

I was at Google for 11 years, and did open source both as my main job and in 20% projects. These days, I'm going out on my own, creating a video game with music synthesis as a core mechanic. I'm planning to sell the game commercially, but do the synthesizer and Rust infrastructure work as free software with a permissive license. Supporting me on Patreon is a way to vote for me spending more time on free software work to benefit the community, especially the pieces that I don't otherwise have plans to monetize.

Follow my blog for writings about my Rust work, audio synthesis, and other topics.

Recent posts by Raph Levien

Tiers
Show your support
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
For $1, you get to show your support for my open source work, and get warm fuzzy feelings, without being a serious drain on your finances.
Suggest what to work on
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You can post to suggest which of my projects you find most valuable even without chipping in anything, but it would be nice.
Talk over coffee
$100 or more per month 1 patron
This tier is starting to get my attention. I'll have coffee next time you're in the Bay Area or I'm out your way, and I'll do my best to find a conference or whatnot near you.
Make me reconsider my life plans
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
I don't expect anyone to fund this, but having it sure makes the other tiers look reasonable. At this level, I'd start to think it's sustainable to work on just free software.