Crowdfunding McCLIM maintenance and development
Written by Robert Strandh on 2016-08-12 15:00
McCLIM is currently the only free native toolkit for developing GUI applications in Common Lisp. A while ago, I took over the maintenance, because I did not want to see McCLIM abandoned.
But since I have many other projects going, I decided to hire Daniel Kochmański part time (25%) to do some of the urgent work. This experience turned out so well that I would like for him to continue this work. Not only am I very pleased with the quality of Daniel's work, but I was also very surprised about the additional excitement that his work generated.
While I could continue funding Daniel myself for a while, I can not do so indefinitely. For that reason, I decided that we should try crowdfunding. Steady funding at the 25% level for a year or more would allow us to address some of the issues that often come up, such as the numerous remaining defects, the lack of modern visual appearance, and more.
If you are interested in seeing this happen, I strongly urge you to consider contributing to this project. Our target is modest. We would like to obtain at least 600 USD per month for at least one year. Even a small monthly contribution from a significant number of people can make this happen.
To contribute, please visit https://salt.bountysource.com/teams/mcclim and follow the instructions.