Kivy

Open source

Python UI framework for making outstanding desktop and mobile applications

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Financial contributions

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one time or recurring contribution to support this collective.
+ 102

95 individuals and 11 organizations have contributed

Recurring contribution

Backer

Support us with a monthly donation and help us continue our activities.

Starts at

$5 USD / month

+ 39

41 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

Recurring contribution

Sponsor

Become a sponsor and get your logo on our README on Github with a link to your site.

Starts at

$100 USD / month

1 individual and 3 organizations have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1

Gabriel Pettier

$1k USD since Nov 2018

2

Mathieu VIRBEL

$580 USD since Nov 2018

3

Roman Evstifeev

$500 USD since Feb 2019

4

Daniel Foerster

$500 USD since Nov 2019

5

Incognito

$500 USD since Dec 2019

6

John Buckley

$425 USD since Mar 2019

7

Chris McGlown

$325 USD since Jul 2019

8

Kjetil Andre Liknes

$210 USD since Nov 2018

9

tc

$180 USD since Feb 2019

10

Ryan Bertram

$175 USD since Jun 2019

Organizations

1

r2 Solutions GmbH

$2k USD since Feb 2019

2

Bluedynamics KG (...

$2k USD since Feb 2019

3

Triplebyte

$500 USD since Jan 2019

4

Autosport Labs

$480 USD since Apr 2019

5

Zilupe Development

$400 USD since Jul 2019

6

Ottermatics LLC

$50 USD since Mar 2020

7

AdBroker

$35 USD since Jan 2020

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Kivy. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Financial contribution to Kivy

from András Mózes7/6/2020

+$20.00USD
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to Kivy (Backer)

from Rasmus Kreiner7/3/2020

+$5.00USD
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to Kivy (Backer)

from Autosport Labs7/3/2020

+$30.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$10,952.41 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $7,793.02 USD

Kivy is all of us

Our contributors 108

Everyone who has supported Kivy. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Gabriel Pettier
Admin

Total contributions

$1,400 USD

Kivy core developper

Mathieu VIRBEL
Admin

Total contributions

$580 USD

Transfering previous donations from the Kivy Asso's Paypal to OpenCollective.

r2 Solutions ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,800 USD

Sponsor

Bluedynamics ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,800 USD

Sponsor

Triplebyte
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Backer

Roman Evstifeev
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Backer

Daniel Foerster
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Autosport Labs
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$480 USD

Backer

John Buckley
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$425 USD

Thank you for all the hard work

Zilupe Develo...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$400 USD

Sponsor

Chris McGlown
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$325 USD

Please everyone. If you support open-source projects then contribute! I'm new to the contributing thing too.

About

Introduction

The Kivy project, through the Kivy framework and its sister projects (Python-for-Android, Kivy-ios, Buildozer, PyJnius, PyObjus…), aims to provide all the tools to create desktop and mobile applications in Python, with great flexibility and ease.

Why funding

Despite its success, Kivy is not backed by any company, and for all of its existence (since 2010), none of the developers have been employed to work on improving it. While more than a few companies depend on it to build products, this rarely gives time to more than incremental improvements, bigger roadblocks can take longer to resolve.

For this reason we are asking the community to help fund the development of the framework, and associated tools, allowing it to continue thriving in a fully open source and liberally licensed (MIT) way.

The plan

We think the better use of such funding, is to try to employ core developpers full time (starting with one), to work on the project, using this time to advance the larger goals of the project. This would include:

  • Resolving important (and sometime long standing) bugs reported by the community
  • Reviewing and give useful feedback on pull requests to get them in a mergeable state.
  • Keeping the tools up to date with a moving ecosystem (Android, iOS, but also desktop platforms, and new Python versions)
  • Implementing missing features.

Every month, founded developers would:

  • Look at the amount of money raised last month,
  • Convert it to an amount of days that can be dedicated,
  • Write a mail detailing the work that is planned for month,
  • At the end of the month, write a summary about what's been achieved.

The amount of money asked is considered based on experience and geographical location of chosen developers.

Developers

We plan to start by funding Mathieu Virbel, one of the most long-standing contributors and leading visionary of the project. Mathieu contributed many of the fundamental concepts and technical foundations to make Kivy possible, and for several years has worked to build a consulting company using the framework in many different projects. This also allows him a flexible enough working environment to consider ramping up paid contributions as they come.

Once the objective to fund him full time is achieved, we'll consider next applicant on similar criteria, that is, commitment to the project, and ability to adapt to that payment model.