How to Support My FOSS Work!

I present four ways you can support me if you have (or continue to) benefit from my work on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

I've been contributing to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for over 15 years now. I've never charged for this work, though lots of people have benefited from it. You could argue I'm absurdly late to the table, but I've now set up profiles on Patreon and Liberapay to allow people to pay me a (small) monthly amount for this work. Alternatively, you may prefer a one-off donation via PayPal, or buying me something from my Amazon Wish List instead.


As of June 2018 I decided to end the Patreon and Liberapay experiments. You can still use the Amazon Wishlist and PayPal options.

I only expect to recover a small fraction of the time, effort and money I've spent developing and supporting FOSS software. If you have benefitted from my work, please consider a small regular contribution.

What kind of work do you do, I'll pretend to hear you ask?

Well, I started my best-known project SBJson (aka JSON-framework) in September 2007. It is a JSON parser and generator written in Objective-C, for iOS and macOS applications. Back when I started this project Apple didn't provide JSON parsing, so a lot of early iOS applications used it. Even Apple has been using it to enhance iOS since iOS 3. SBJson is now very mature, so doesn't require a lot of work. But it received several important bugfix releases and a major version release as recently as 2016, and I still try to answer SBJson-related questions on StackOverflow. This takes time and energy, and incurs sundry costs related to hosting, which is getting increasingly difficult to justify.

Recently I write mostly in Emacs Lisp, of which my most popular project is ox-jira.el. This is an Emacs Org mode export backend, so you can write in a remarkably sane markup language and export to the, ahem, esoteric JIRA (and Confluence) markup language.

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Date: 1 January 2018

Author: Stig Brautaset