I am Marijn Haverbeke. I created and maintain a number of software components that I distribute under permissive licenses.
Building and maintaining software is skilled, specialized work. I prefer to allow the whole world to use my software, but I do need some kind of income.
Thus, I ask people and companies who use my software to make profit to fund the production of that software. This is a social expectation, not a legal requirement.
There are several ways in which you can help:
You get a sponsor link on a project website, and a guarantee that I'll respond to your issues.
Your logo on a project website, and a guarantee that I'll seriously look into your issues.
Your logo a little bigger on a project website, and I'll spend up to five hours a month on your issues.
Your logo extra big on a project website, I'll spend up to ten hours a month on your issues, and will consider implementing new features or significant changes to address them.
Fund for an arbitrary amount per month.
Send me money once, when that's easier than a recurring contribution. You can pay by credit card here, or use Paypal.
If you have questions or want a custom support contract, write me an email and we'll discuss it.Write
Payments made on this website (by credit card) go through Stripe. Your card information is never sent to my server.
The checkout process will ask you if you want an invoice.
Feel free to mention your company's contribution when reporting an issue that's important to you, since it's not always easy for me to see, at a glance, who works where.