Why I ask for donations

Conducting insightful interviews and writing in-depth articles takes a lot of time.

Every interview involves researching the subject, interviewing a person, sometimes transcribing audio, then editing the text.

Every weekly recap means I grab the latest code of most projects I write about, build from source, actually look at the changes, sometimes ask questions to developers, then write down all I figured out and make sensible screenshots. I also watch new tutorials and go through dozens of recent artworks made with free software to pick the best ones.

Hence making this project sustainable involves financial support one way or another. I rely on the community to fund this work.

Where you can donate

Libre Arts accepts both recurring and one-time donations. Currently, there are three options:

Liberapay. For recurring donations, increasingly popular with the free software community.

Patreon. For recurring donations, very popular platform for content creators and even programmers.

PayPal. You can use it for one-time donations. Please note that this is a page for now, a better solution will be launched next year.

How I use your donations

The money covers hosting and domain name ownership expenses, website maintenance, as well as the cost of in-depth articles production (research, writing, preparing illustrations etc.).

Part of the proceedings also goes to various free software projects like Blender Foundation, Ardour, FreeCAD, and others. If you feel like supporting software projects directly instead, I particularly recommend Blender Foundation, Krita, and Øyvind Kolås (GEGL/GIMP).

Thank you for considering supporting this project!