Maintaining widely used open-source software over many years is hard, unglamorous work. So is producing and updating helpful content like blog posts or conference talks. ✨You✨ can help to ameliorate that!

The best way to motivate creators and maintainers is when the consumers give back. The simplest and cheapest way is to tell us. Most creators only get negative feedback in the form of bug reports, corrections, or disagreements in various degrees of hostility.

The best way is to support us financially. Even the tiniest amounts feel amazing because they mean that someone literally found our work worth something.


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Therefore, if you like my work, any expression would be highly appreciated and contributes toward my motivation to create more freely available software and content in my free time:

  • Ko-Fi is the simplest way to tip me once without having to create any accounts or any other obligation.
  • GitHub Sponsors is a great way to support my FOSS work with regular donations and even gets you a nice badge. As of December 2020, corporate sponsors are possible too!
  • PayPal
  • Amazon wishlist

Here’s a few referrals in case you’re interested:

  • My e-mail lives at Fastmail. With my referrer code you get 10% off.
  • Morning Brew is my favorite daily general news newsletter that tries to keep things amusing.
  • My travel SIM of choice is Keepgo. If you use my referral link, we’ll both get 3 GB for free.
  • Finally, if you live in Germany – and I realize this is a long shot: Scalable Capital is my broker of choice for ETFs / index funds.

If you’d like to lighten the moral burden of owning cryptocurrencies and use them for something good:

  • Bitcoin:
  • Bitcoin Cash:
  • Ethereum:

If you use one of my projects within your company, it would help me if you subscribed to them on Tidelift:

If you’d like to sponsor me in any other way, please let me know!

You can also support me indirectly if you speak German by getting your domains and web hosting from my employer Variomedia. Without their support my community output would be considerably smaller.

Thank you!