Crowdfunding critical infrastructure

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Jun 26 13:35:03 UTC 2019

In recent mail on the users list, I said this:

>You're not on IRC or Signal so you don't know; I've been hit
>with some serious medical bills recently due to needing arthroscopic
>surgery for a bone lesion in my ankle.

This has refocused my attention on a problem that has been worryimng
me for years: how we fund developers working on critical Internet
infrastructure when there's no stream of profits attached to it for
them to live on.

Please visit and consider that attempt at a

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