I am currently active with the development of psycopg3: initial funding goes directly towards the development and completion of that project.
In the longer term, funding will ensure the maintenance of psycopg2, psycopg3 and other projects.
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What I have done
My main area of expertise is between Python and PostgreSQL. The most successful project in that space has surely been Psycopg, 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) and making it become the de-facto standard adapter.
Aside from Psycopg, I have developed and maintain several other projects, some of which can be considered 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. The work is in progress!
- 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
I have terminated my full-time employment back in February 2020. I am currently receiving several offers for full-time jobs, however it would be my desire to refuse the call for a stable employment and pursue the development and maintenance of the free-software projects I am responsible for, topping up with contract work when needed.
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).
42 sponsors are funding dvarrazzo’s work.
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$2 a monthSelect
You will receive my gratitude.
$4 a monthSelect
You will receive twice my gratitude! And a sponsor badge, if I understand how it works...
$8 a monthSelect
On top of gratitude and support badge I will send you 5 stickers with the cool psycopg logo!
$16 a monthSelect
Your name or your organization's name will be mentioned in a project's
$64 a monthSelect
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 monthSelect
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 monthSelect
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 monthSelect
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.
$1,024 a monthSelect
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.