Support my work

Most of the Debian work I have been doing since 1998 is available for free, I’m self-employed and have no wage coming in every month. I rely on your support to continue doing the good work that you (hopefully) appreciate. Check below for ways to show me that you like what I do!

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Amounts received
January 2011: 152,53 €
February 2011: 324,37 €
March 2011: 180,35 €
April 2011: 235,37 €
May 2011: 151,61 €
June 2011: 195,65 €
July 2011: 170,39 €
August 2011: 91,44 €
September 2011: 144,30 €
October 2011: 130,30 €
November 2011: 310,73 €
December 2011: 364,18 €
January 2012: 213,68 €
February 2012: 384,14 €
March 2012: 227,83 €
April 2012: 186,38 €
May 2012: 338,26 €
June 2012: 168,12 €
July 2012: 72,65 €
August 2012: 88,41 €
September 2012: 1086,48 €
October 2012: 120,26 €
November 2012: 692,20 €
December 2012: 692,20 €
January 2013: 84,25 €
February 2013: 78,31 €
March 2013: 114,19 €
April 2013: 102,70 €
May 2013: 77,49 €
June 2013: 106,39 €
July 2013: 167,67 €
August 2013: 47,50 €
September 2013: 86,18 €
October 2013: 95,98 €
November 2013: 44,52 €
December 2013: 147,56 €
January 2014: 70,72 €
February 2014: 71,75 €
March 2014: 51,25 €
April 2014: 39,90 €
May 2014: 40,33 €
June 2014: 168,17 €
July 2014: 548,59 €
August 2014: 548,59 €
Last donation on: 2014-09-11
So far in September 2014: 15 €.

I need roughly 2000 EUR every month to have a decent life with my family. Every time that you give me money, it means I can spend time contributing new features to Debian, or write more great documentation, instead of looking for customers. Show your appreciation, donate now!

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Hire me

I am an independent consultant and I offer my services via my company (Freexian SARL). Check out my offer of consulting and technical assistance. I can also create Debian packages, and help you to get them integrated into Debian.

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Flattr is a social micropayment system that you can use to show how much you appreciate the work done by others. You decide how much you spend each month and the money is split between all the things you have “flattered” during that period.

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