Joeyh is creating worthwhile software that might last
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Hi, I'm Joey Hess. I've developed Free Software for two decades now. If you've used Debian (its installer or debhelper, debconf, tasksel, os-prober, debmirror) (or Ubuntu), git-annex, propellor, keysafe, debug-me, etckeeper, ikiwiki, myrepos, moreutils or alien, you've used software I created.

My passion is making Free Software because it seems to be the software that lasts, the software that turns out to matter in the end. It empowers its users to do new things, and these feed back into the software. A virtuous cycle.



Here I am in a little school, in the jungle of Brazil, learning how the people in the circle are using git-annex to communicate among isolated communities. The users of my software have taken it places and done things with it I never imagined. (The picture was drawn by Gbara, an ikiwiki user.)

So there are always new ideas bubbling up for improvements to my projects. And I keep thinking up ideas for new projects, too. All this takes a lot of my time and energy. I've been able to focus on my Free Software projects exclusively for years, thanks to funding from a KickStarter, subsequent crowdfunding, and institutions that use and support my software.

Please consider supporting my work with a monthly contribution on Patreon.
Tiers
Virtual Hug
$2 or more per month
My sincere thanks, and your name in the credits page.
Sponsored commit
$10 or more per month
Sponsor a git commit to one of my projects, with your name in the commit message as the person who made it possible! https://git.joeyh.name/sponsored-commits.html
Day's sponsor
$50 or more per month only 13 left
Sponsor a full day of work on one of my projects. I call out the sponsor in my daily devblog.
Two day's sponsor
$80 or more per month only 5 left
Sponsor two full days of work on one of my projects. One day can be in your name and the other in the name of a family member or friend.
Goals
$339 of $1,000 per month
Funding diversity

My work on git-annex is currently funded by several institutions, but relying only on that funding limits what I work on. My goal is a diversity of funding sources including from you on Patreon, so you can help guide me to the best use of my time.
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Hi, I'm Joey Hess. I've developed Free Software for two decades now. If you've used Debian (its installer or debhelper, debconf, tasksel, os-prober, debmirror) (or Ubuntu), git-annex, propellor, keysafe, debug-me, etckeeper, ikiwiki, myrepos, moreutils or alien, you've used software I created.

My passion is making Free Software because it seems to be the software that lasts, the software that turns out to matter in the end. It empowers its users to do new things, and these feed back into the software. A virtuous cycle.



Here I am in a little school, in the jungle of Brazil, learning how the people in the circle are using git-annex to communicate among isolated communities. The users of my software have taken it places and done things with it I never imagined. (The picture was drawn by Gbara, an ikiwiki user.)

So there are always new ideas bubbling up for improvements to my projects. And I keep thinking up ideas for new projects, too. All this takes a lot of my time and energy. I've been able to focus on my Free Software projects exclusively for years, thanks to funding from a KickStarter, subsequent crowdfunding, and institutions that use and support my software.

Please consider supporting my work with a monthly contribution on Patreon.

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Tiers
Virtual Hug
$2 or more per month
My sincere thanks, and your name in the credits page.
Sponsored commit
$10 or more per month
Sponsor a git commit to one of my projects, with your name in the commit message as the person who made it possible! https://git.joeyh.name/sponsored-commits.html
Day's sponsor
$50 or more per month only 13 left
Sponsor a full day of work on one of my projects. I call out the sponsor in my daily devblog.
Two day's sponsor
$80 or more per month only 5 left
Sponsor two full days of work on one of my projects. One day can be in your name and the other in the name of a family member or friend.