Magit Kickstarter

Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Magit. It is, along with Org Mode, one of the killer apps in Emacs. Now Jonas Bernoulli has announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund further development:

Bernoulli lays out his road map over at the Kickstarter page. He’s got lots of exciting ideas—not least a significant speedup—that will benefit all Magit users. Be sure to take a look at the Kickstarter page to see what he’s proposing.

Bernoulli has done most of the heavy lifting on the Magit project for a long time and certainly deserves our support. I have no idea how many Magit users there are but even if there were only 10,000 and each of us contributed $5 (actually 5 CHF since Bernoulli is Swiss) the Kickstarter goal would be met. That’s basically the cost of a latte or a decent beer so most of us can afford it. I’ll make it easy on you: I going to contribute $25 and carry 4 others who can’t afford to help.

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  • Just did the same

    • jcs

      Excellent

  • Using Magit during an average year comes out to around .01 USD per hour. So a $25 donation is a perfect number.

  • Arjen Wiersma

    I have done the same! I would buy him multiple beers for his hard work, so I did!