Drew DeVault is creating Free Software
108

patrons

$583
per month
I write interesting and useful free software. Some of the most interesting among them are:

sway: A tiling Wayland compositor for Linux/FreeBSD
aerc: A next-generation email client for your terminal
TrueCraft: An open source implementation of Minecraft beta 1.7.3
chopsui: A new GUI toolkit for all platforms
scurvy: A terminal emulator
KnightOS: A Unix-like OS for z80 calculators and related tools
sr.ht: A project hosting web suite for hackers
pass-rotate: The youtube-dl of automated password rotation

By supporting my Patreon, you support all of these projects and more. You are also uniquely qualified to provide feedback and direction on them, and tell me where I should be investing most of my time. That's what you really buy: time. I can't possibly give all of these the attention they deserve while busy making a living on proprietary software. With your contribution, that dynamic can change.

I'm also offering some more tangible rewards, like Sway stickers and early access to my new software development platform, sr.ht. I'd love to hear your ideas for more rewards! Perhaps shirts? Stickers for other projects? Let me know!

Note: rewards that permit you to put markdown on the backer page are limited to using bold or italic text, or links. If you have other ideas, feel free to ask. I'll try to accomodate them within reason. I also reserve the right to veto blog post ideas (I'm not going to post an ad for your company - ideas have to be on-topic for my blog).

It takes a lot of work to fulfill Patreon rewards, so I only do it every couple of months. You may have to wait a little while to see your rewards. If you want them sooner, feel free to shoot me an email.

drewdevault.com/backers
Tiers
"it doesn't work"
$1 or more per month 52 patrons
Access to the "secret" IRC meta-channel for all of my projects
Version number mentioned
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
Access to secret IRC channel, your name on my website, and stickers
Debug log included
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
Secret IRC channel and your name on my website and stickers, but your name is prettier, plus an invite to sr.ht
Core dump provided
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
Secret IRC channel, name on website, stickers, and early access to sr.ht
Patch attached
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Everything coredump gets, but you get 512 bytes of arbitrary markdown to put on the backer page. I will also write one blog post per month on the subject of your choice.
Goals
$583 of $3,000 per month
I can work half-time on free software!
See aggregate goal progress here.
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I write interesting and useful free software. Some of the most interesting among them are:

sway: A tiling Wayland compositor for Linux/FreeBSD
aerc: A next-generation email client for your terminal
TrueCraft: An open source implementation of Minecraft beta 1.7.3
chopsui: A new GUI toolkit for all platforms
scurvy: A terminal emulator
KnightOS: A Unix-like OS for z80 calculators and related tools
sr.ht: A project hosting web suite for hackers
pass-rotate: The youtube-dl of automated password rotation

By supporting my Patreon, you support all of these projects and more. You are also uniquely qualified to provide feedback and direction on them, and tell me where I should be investing most of my time. That's what you really buy: time. I can't possibly give all of these the attention they deserve while busy making a living on proprietary software. With your contribution, that dynamic can change.

I'm also offering some more tangible rewards, like Sway stickers and early access to my new software development platform, sr.ht. I'd love to hear your ideas for more rewards! Perhaps shirts? Stickers for other projects? Let me know!

Note: rewards that permit you to put markdown on the backer page are limited to using bold or italic text, or links. If you have other ideas, feel free to ask. I'll try to accomodate them within reason. I also reserve the right to veto blog post ideas (I'm not going to post an ad for your company - ideas have to be on-topic for my blog).

It takes a lot of work to fulfill Patreon rewards, so I only do it every couple of months. You may have to wait a little while to see your rewards. If you want them sooner, feel free to shoot me an email.

drewdevault.com/backers

Recent posts by Drew DeVault

Tiers
"it doesn't work"
$1 or more per month 52 patrons
Access to the "secret" IRC meta-channel for all of my projects
Version number mentioned
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
Access to secret IRC channel, your name on my website, and stickers
Debug log included
$10 or more per month 18 patrons
Secret IRC channel and your name on my website and stickers, but your name is prettier, plus an invite to sr.ht
Core dump provided
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
Secret IRC channel, name on website, stickers, and early access to sr.ht
Patch attached
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Everything coredump gets, but you get 512 bytes of arbitrary markdown to put on the backer page. I will also write one blog post per month on the subject of your choice.