James (purpleidea) is creating Next Generation Config Mgmt Software
10
patrons
$64
per month
Hi, I'm James. You might know me better as purpleidea.

I'm the creator of mgmt, real-time automation software that is event-driven and distributed. I used to work as a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, but I'm a physiologist by training. I write: "The Technical Blog of James", and work on Free Software.

I'm raising money to pay for the continued development of mgmt. I'd much rather crowd-fund this and keep it Open Source, rather than having to make it proprietary software. Thank you very much for your donation and your support!

You can read about "the engine", and "the language", and even watch a conference presentation.


Tiers
Voter
$1 or more per month
You vote with your feet, and your pledge sends a signal that you support this project even if you don't have a lot of extra $ to spare. We're thankful for your support even if you give $0/month.


With this pledge, you also owe me a high-five if we meet IRL. ;)

Supporter
$4.99 or more per month
You're an mgmt supporter. We're thankful, and you should be proud! Tell your friends. Free Software needs funding. Free high five if we meet IRL. You'll also get exclusive "voice" status in our chat room so that you'll stand out as a supporter!
Proud Sticker Holder
$9.97 or more per month
You're dope, and you deserve some stickers! I'll send some your way so your laptop can sport the latest in mgmt flair.
Avid Reader
$19.99 or more per month
Mad respect, and thank you for voting with your dollars. You'll get stickers, and early access to new mgmt blog posts.
Hacker Funder
$49.99 or more per month
This is serious money that is much appreciated. You'll get all of the above rewards and you'll be mentioned in the release announce emails (if you want). I'll tweet out thanks from both the @mgmtconfig twitter account, and from @purpleidea, mentioning you (if you want).
Swag Owner
$99.73 or more per month
You'll get all of the above rewards *and* I'll also send you some swag. We don't have any swag yet, but we'll get some! Next conference, you'll be super flash in your limited edition mgmt gear!
Core Brainstormer
$499.99 or more per month
I'll hold an online video hangout / screen-cast approximately once per month with you and the other "core brainstormers". I'll discuss what I've been hacking on, thinking about, and maybe even have new live demos! We'll discuss all the mgmt stuff you'd like, and make it the best hour of fun and hacking each month.


It will be like attending a mini-conference each month, for less than the price of a conference.


Of course you'll get everything above, even the free high-fives!


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Small Company Hackathon
$999.91 or more per month
You're a company that wants to support my work, and your engineers think it's cool. They think it's cool that you support Open Source software financially.


I'll come visit you in your offices once *per year* and run a two day mgmt hackathon for your engineers! I'll give two one-hour talks to bring everyone up to speed, and we'll spend time hacking on the things your team cares about the most.


It will be loads of fun, your engineers will become mgmt pros, and it will inspire them to build the best automation for your company! I'll probably bring some stickers and swag too :)


I'll also thank your company publicly on twitter and in my release announce emails. (If you want.)


(Travel expenses not included, available for *most* countries worldwide, recurs yearly, subject to six-month patron minimum.)


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Corporate Innovator
$1,999.99 or more per month
You're a medium company or a small company that wants to be an innovator. With this pledge you'll get the above hackathon reward, *and* a private day-long meeting with your CTO or lead engineers.


During this meeting (right after the hackathon) we'll talk architecture, design, and infrastructure strategy, focusing on specifics relating to your business. I'll help you analyze your infrastructure and give you some pointers so that early design mistakes don't turn into expensive problems down the road.


One day of planning might save you hundreds of thousands in engineering time and automation efficiency. This is actually a financially smart purchase!


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Prime Number Corporate Heavyweight
$4,999.79 or more per month
You want to be a corporate influencer. With this tier, you get access to the "Corporate Innovator" tier, and you get some dedicated engineering time to have us focus on patches that matter most to you!


This will probably help employ another engineer as well, and we hope that mgmt will be a cornerstone in your successful automation strategy.


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Goals
$64 of $1,950 per month
I'll be making the legal minimum wage, and so I won't starve!
I won't buy fancy food, but I'll be making fancy software :)
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Hi, I'm James. You might know me better as purpleidea.

I'm the creator of mgmt, real-time automation software that is event-driven and distributed. I used to work as a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, but I'm a physiologist by training. I write: "The Technical Blog of James", and work on Free Software.

I'm raising money to pay for the continued development of mgmt. I'd much rather crowd-fund this and keep it Open Source, rather than having to make it proprietary software. Thank you very much for your donation and your support!

You can read about "the engine", and "the language", and even watch a conference presentation.


Recent posts by James (purpleidea)

Tiers
Voter
$1 or more per month
You vote with your feet, and your pledge sends a signal that you support this project even if you don't have a lot of extra $ to spare. We're thankful for your support even if you give $0/month.


With this pledge, you also owe me a high-five if we meet IRL. ;)

Supporter
$4.99 or more per month
You're an mgmt supporter. We're thankful, and you should be proud! Tell your friends. Free Software needs funding. Free high five if we meet IRL. You'll also get exclusive "voice" status in our chat room so that you'll stand out as a supporter!
Proud Sticker Holder
$9.97 or more per month
You're dope, and you deserve some stickers! I'll send some your way so your laptop can sport the latest in mgmt flair.
Avid Reader
$19.99 or more per month
Mad respect, and thank you for voting with your dollars. You'll get stickers, and early access to new mgmt blog posts.
Hacker Funder
$49.99 or more per month
This is serious money that is much appreciated. You'll get all of the above rewards and you'll be mentioned in the release announce emails (if you want). I'll tweet out thanks from both the @mgmtconfig twitter account, and from @purpleidea, mentioning you (if you want).
Swag Owner
$99.73 or more per month
You'll get all of the above rewards *and* I'll also send you some swag. We don't have any swag yet, but we'll get some! Next conference, you'll be super flash in your limited edition mgmt gear!
Core Brainstormer
$499.99 or more per month
I'll hold an online video hangout / screen-cast approximately once per month with you and the other "core brainstormers". I'll discuss what I've been hacking on, thinking about, and maybe even have new live demos! We'll discuss all the mgmt stuff you'd like, and make it the best hour of fun and hacking each month.


It will be like attending a mini-conference each month, for less than the price of a conference.


Of course you'll get everything above, even the free high-fives!


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Small Company Hackathon
$999.91 or more per month
You're a company that wants to support my work, and your engineers think it's cool. They think it's cool that you support Open Source software financially.


I'll come visit you in your offices once *per year* and run a two day mgmt hackathon for your engineers! I'll give two one-hour talks to bring everyone up to speed, and we'll spend time hacking on the things your team cares about the most.


It will be loads of fun, your engineers will become mgmt pros, and it will inspire them to build the best automation for your company! I'll probably bring some stickers and swag too :)


I'll also thank your company publicly on twitter and in my release announce emails. (If you want.)


(Travel expenses not included, available for *most* countries worldwide, recurs yearly, subject to six-month patron minimum.)


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Corporate Innovator
$1,999.99 or more per month
You're a medium company or a small company that wants to be an innovator. With this pledge you'll get the above hackathon reward, *and* a private day-long meeting with your CTO or lead engineers.


During this meeting (right after the hackathon) we'll talk architecture, design, and infrastructure strategy, focusing on specifics relating to your business. I'll help you analyze your infrastructure and give you some pointers so that early design mistakes don't turn into expensive problems down the road.


One day of planning might save you hundreds of thousands in engineering time and automation efficiency. This is actually a financially smart purchase!


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)

Prime Number Corporate Heavyweight
$4,999.79 or more per month
You want to be a corporate influencer. With this tier, you get access to the "Corporate Innovator" tier, and you get some dedicated engineering time to have us focus on patches that matter most to you!


This will probably help employ another engineer as well, and we hope that mgmt will be a cornerstone in your successful automation strategy.


(Feel free to contact me directly instead of going through Patreon and their high transaction fees.)