What I have done
My main area of expertise is within the space connecting reptiles and pachyderms: proudly enabling Python and PostgreSQL to talk to each other. I have achieved it mostly with the Psycopg project, which I've been involved with occasionally since its inception, taking on the role of main contributor since 2010 (with development, documentation, testing, web presence).
Aside from Psycopg, I have developed and maintain several other projects, some of which are the industry standard for their task:
- PGXN client: a package manager for PostgreSQL
- pg_repack, a tool to reduce bloat in PostgreSQL tables
- py-setproctitle: a module to change the process title of a Python program
- pgmp: PostgreSQL binding for the GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library
- postgresql-it: PostgreSQL Italian localization
- py-ltree: a module to manipulate ltree paths in Python.
There are another number of projects I would like to develop, but I find my time constrained:
- psycopg3: the successor of psycopg2
- replisome: a framework for flexible replication and messaging for PostgreSQL
- bromine: a Pythonic wrapper to write Selenium tests with Python idioms.
- pg_seldump: a tool to extract selective data from PostgreSQL databases in a way more flexible than
- pgaudit: a simple audit solution for PostgreSQL data
What I want to do
As most of my time is taken up by my paid employment, the time I have to develop Free Software is unfortunately pretty limited. Lately, my free time has been more focused towards photography or playing ukulele, but my neighbors are insisting that I should concentrate more on coding.
Some projects of mine are in the need of attention. While I do receive messages and requests about them, it rarely develops into concrete support. Receiving sponsorship for these projects would be an excellent incentive to address their shortcomings, bitrot, and develop new features.
For a practical use of the generosity space, please find some monthly donation suggestions in convenient powers of two.
Because not everyone is keen on recurring support, one-off contributions are welcome too. In terms of perks, they will be considered as 2 levels below (that's $128 for a t-shirt, but your average socialite would still surely pay more).
On the other hand, I appreciate the reliability of long term support: if you are a long term supporter, you will reach the perks of the above tiers, but one tier later (that's $2 for a t-shirt if you can wait 5 years).
PostgreSQL database adapter for the Python programming languagePython 1.7k
experimental PostgreSQL database adapter for the Python programming languagePython 45
PostgreSQL Multiple Precision Arithmetic extensionC 15
A command line client for the PostgreSQL Extension NetworkPython 66
Reorganize tables in PostgreSQL databases with minimal locksC 1k
PostgreSQL selective data dumpPython
Select a tier
$2 a month
You will receive my gratitude.
$4 a month
You will receive twice my gratitude! And a sponsor badge, if I understand how it works...
$8 a month
On top of gratitude and support badge I will send you 5 stickers with the cool psycopg logo!
$16 a month
Your name or your organization's name will be mentioned in a project's
$64 a month
On top of the above you will have access to a dedicated chat where you can ask questions and obtain support on some of the projects I maintain.
$128 a month
On top of the above you will have 1 hour/month of exclusive support available on your project for development, integration, training or what you prefer.
$256 a month
I will focus my efforts to one of my projects in limbo of your choice, or develop new features, in order to bring the software offered to the level of your necessities.
You will also have 2 hours per month of exclusive support for your projects.
$512 a month
Your name or company will be mentioned on the psycopg homepage or another project of your choice.
You will also have 4 hours/month of exclusive support for your projects.
$1024 a month
On top of the above your logo (in a non-intrusive version, think Roland-Garros green-on-green) will be published at the bottom of the psycopg documentation pages.
If you prefer material goods, you will receive a high quality print (e.g. acrylic print) of one of my photos. Each photo will be printed in only one copy.
You will also have up to 8 hours/month of exclusive support for your projects.