Perkeep

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Perkeep is your personal storage system for life.

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Top financial contributors

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Brad Fitzpatrick

$14k USD since Dec 2017

2

Kate Fitzpatrick

$14k USD since Dec 2017

3

Paul Lindner

$3k USD since Dec 2017

4

Erik Paulson

$1k USD since Feb 2018

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Attila Tajti

$580 USD since Dec 2017

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Jeremy Schlatter

$580 USD since Dec 2017

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greg worley

$540 USD since Feb 2018

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Timothy Brown

$400 USD since Sep 2018

9

Will Norris

$300 USD since Dec 2017

10

David Whittington

$260 USD since Dec 2017

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Triplebyte

$110 USD since Aug 2019

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Crosswordsolver

$100 USD since Oct 2019

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Zack Burt

$45 USD since May 2018

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Blue Link SEO

$45 USD since May 2018

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PDXHub

$40 USD since Jan 2018

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CodeFirst

$20 USD since Nov 2018

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Unhype

$5 USD since Aug 2018

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Update on Perkeep, Brad, Mathieu, Open Collective donations

Perkeep users,

I just wanted to give you all an update on the state of Perkeep and my & Mathieu's situations.

Of Perkeep's nearly 9 year existence, I'd been paying Mathieu to work on Perkeep full-time for the past 6 of those years.

But that was always supposed to be a temporary situation that we just kept doing out of habit. I can't afford to pay Mathieu what he's worth, though, and we've agreed that he it'd be better for him to get a "real job" in the industry where he can make normal industry money. It'd also cut down on my expenses.

As for me: my time has only become more scarce now that I have a kid. The guilt of not working on Perkeep enough (but wanting to!) is what led me to pay Mathieu in the first place.

So, what to do now?

I continue to use Perkeep myself and it's not going anywhere, but it does require ongoing maintenance for some parts (updating to new Go versions, updating to ever-changing APIs for the site importers) and I hope I or others in the community (including Mathieu for fun) will be able to keep up with that.

But in lieu of anybody working on this a lot (full-time or hobby), I don't expect major work to happen on Perkeep for a bit.

We're very grateful for the 20 supporters and 5 organizations supporting us financially on Open Collective (https://opencollective.com/perkeep/), but at this point you should probably stop or at least pause your donations, as I have nobody to send the money to. I'll be taking out what remains for Mathieu's final payments.

If anybody has questions, concerns, or suggestions, we're all ears.

We're of course also grateful for all those have contributed their time & code, and we hope you will continue to do so. I hope to continue hacking on Perkeep myself as I find pockets of time.

Life, yo.

  • Brad & Mathieu
Published on February 12, 2019 by Brad Fitzpatrick

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Monthly financial contribution to Perkeep (patron)

Attila Tajti | 4/3/2020 | View Details 
+$20.00USD

Monthly financial contribution to Perkeep (patron)

Jeremy Schlatter | 4/2/2020 | View Details 
+$20.00USD

Monthly financial contribution to Perkeep (sponsor)

Paul Lindner | 4/2/2020 | View Details 
+$5.00USD

Today’s balance

$1,264.11 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $1,764.31 USD

Perkeep is all of us

Our contributors 37

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

Brad Fitzpatrick
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$14,350 USD

Kate Fitzpatrick
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$14,350 USD

Paul Lindner
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,665 USD

sponsor

Erik Paulson
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,300 USD

sponsor

Attila Tajti
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$580 USD

patron

Jeremy Schlatter
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$580 USD

patron

greg worley
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$540 USD

backer

Timothy Brown
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$400 USD

sponsor

Will Norris
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$300 USD

patron

David Whittin...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$260 USD

patron

Özgür Kesim
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$180 USD

patron

Chris Portela
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$120 USD

patron

About

Perkeep (née Camlistore) is your personal storage system for life: a way of storing, syncing, sharing, importing, modeling and backing up content.

Perkeep has been under development for 7.5 years (as of 2017-12). For the past 5 years, Brad Fitzpatrick, the creator of Perkeep, has been personally funding a full-time developer (Mathieu Lonjaret) to work on the project, to make sure it's always making forward progress, even when Brad and other contributors are interrupted by life & work.

While we love all our open source contributors, a lot of progress can be made in a space when somebody's working on it full-time. We would like to hire a second full-time developer and be able to pay developers for larger changes, and we're looking for the community's help in funding that effort. (Brad and any other Google employees will not receive any funding from this.)

We believe Perkeep is important and should exist. We're against corporate ownership of data, and worry about people's ability to preserve their memories long-term. Please help us realize our vision sooner!

Thanks!