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Here are the projects I currently Support monetarily in Open Source

As part of my YouTube Channel, I promise that I will use funds I get from YouTube as well as from my Patreon to pay for Hardware, VPS Hosting, etc.; but also I would use funds to support Open Source.

I should have made this page a long time ago, and I've spoken about my support of Open Source on the live streams, and on a few videos, but I wanted a consistent place where you could find out which projects I'm supporting.  This is not an exhaustive list, and will change / grow over time.


Why pay for something I can get for no cost?

I truly believe in supporting those projects that you want to see succeed.  Open Source is free as in "freedom".  There is always a cost, and someone has to deal with that cost.  My goal is to help these projects reduce their out of pocket cost, perhaps even help them make some money, and to let them know I find value in their work and effort.

Project Project Info Funding From
Ardour Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) - Music Creation and Modification software in the open source space. Personal Revenue
RustDesk Remote Desktop Support Software AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
Neutralino JS Open Source Javascript framework for creating very lightweight desktop applications. AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
pfSense Firewall Software AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
Home Assistant Home Automation, and so much more. AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
Dashy Personal, Self Hosted Dashboard AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
Jami Peer-to-Peer, Self Hosted Chat, Audio, Video calls AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Actively involved in Open Source community-building, education, and public advocacy to promote awareness and the importance of non-proprietary software. OSI participates in Open Source conferences and events, to meet with open source developers and users, and to discuss with executives from the public and private sectors about how Open Source technologies, licenses, and models of development can provide economic and strategic advantages.
AwesomeOpenSource YouTube Channel
Self Hosted Push Notifications and MQ messaging. This helps support the push server run by the dev / organization.
Awesome Open Source YouTube Channel
Trilium Notes
Self Hosted Note Taking application
Awesome Open Source YouTube Channel
Linux Desktop GUI for Tailscale / Headscale Wireguard VPN
Awesome Open Source YouTube Channel