Hi! I am a long time fan and contributor to open source software. Lately I have found Clojure and most of my free time is spent with providing Visual Studio Code users with a Clojure and ClojureScript development environment: Calva.
To know if you want to contribute to Calva, I urge you to read The Tao of Calva. TL;DR, If you are using VS Code, I think you have made an absolutely excellent choice of editor, and I want to contribute such that you have nice and productive Clojure and ClojureScript environment there.
In working with Calva, and using Clojure, I also contribute to various Clojure and Clojure tooling projects. So even if you are not a VS Code user, I just might have fixed some bug, or helped improve some feature, in some library or tool you are using.
Why Should you Sponsor me?
Firstly it would be because you appreciate the work I do with Calva, and agree with me that it is an important contribution to the Clojure and VS Code communities. Important enough to warrant the sweat, and worries that follows with providing others with tools that become important to their development workflow.
For some of you it might be that you find that, by working on Calva, I have contributed to more joyful Clojure and ClojureScript development. I might even have helped you be more profitable.
Open source is a labour of love, and at a romantic level I do believe that love is all you need. However, in the physical reality, it doesn't put food on the table, or enable me to buy nice presents to my loved ones. The latter there is the most important, as I do have a day time job, which, even if it is low pay, enables me to buy food and housing for my family.
Until I can work solely with Calva (which I would love to do!) I will use any sponsor money for three things:
- Afford my morning coffee. I often start my days with half an hour of Calva development at some café.
- Buy hardware, software, courses and books that help me to be productive with Calva development.
- Purchase presents to my wife and kids. Keeping them friendly to Calva, with which they have to share me.
Please consider sponsoring me, and please consider talking to your boss about your company sponsoring me.
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Select a tier
$5 a month
You appreciate my work with Calva and think I should have coffee to my morning sessions in order for my brain to wake up quickly.
- A golden star in heaven (as we say in Sweden).
- Me feeling appreciated.
- A Calva Friend mention in the Calva README. (If you want it.)
$10 a month
You are a Calva Friend + Calva puts a smile on your face and you want to reward my work by helping me save towards a new computer.
- Calva Friend
- A Calva Fan mention in the Calva README. (If you want it.)
$25 a month
Calva Super Fan
You are a Calva Fan + you would like to contribute to Calva putting a smile on the faces of my family members by me buying them Calva funded presents.
- The Calva Fan
- A Calva Super Fan mention in the Calva README (If you want it.)
$100 a month
Calva Pro Fan
You are a Calva Super Fan + maybe a contractor/small business who think you are deriving professional value from Calva and want to help secure its continued development. You also realise that my family are happier with me using my free time to Calva if they benefit directly from it.
- Calva Super Fan
- A Calva Pro Fan mention in the Calva README. (If you want that.)
$250 a month
Calva Silver Sponsor
Your company see Calva as an important piece of the Clojure and ClojureScript ecosystem, and want to contribute considerably to securing that it is maintained and keep improving.
- The full Calva Pro Fan
- A prominent Calva Silver Sponsor place for your company in the Calva README, with:
- Web site
$500 a month
Calva Gold Sponsor
Your company see Calva as an important piece of the Clojure and ClojureScript ecosystem, and want to contribute even more considerably to securing that it is maintained and keep improving.