I contribute to projects through various git platforms including
Littered with Spammers. I'm avoiding it!.
For Github, perhaps the easiest and most compact way to illustrate is:
I regularly donate to multiple projects that I believe are important for the world:
From my Patreon profile I donate to:
- Joplin: A Free and Libre OpenSource notetaking app that put user in control of their data (alternative to Evernote, Micso$oft Notes, and etc.)
PodcastAddict app: Perhaps the best podcatcher app ever build by mankind--> Unfortunately I had to stop after perhaps 5 years of donation as the dev is charging via Google Pay subscription, and the app is still not FLOSS. Shame!
- MultiMC: A Minecraft launcher that put user in control
- Minecraft Forge: A free and open-source tool that allows players to install and run Minecraft mods.
- Lutris: An OpenSource gaming platform
- Matrix.org: A federated and OpenSource communication platform and protocol
Kovid Goyal: The software developer behind Calibre ebook manager and Kitty terminal--> I haven't used any of his software in about 2 years, so after over 3 years of donating, I decided to allocate my donation elsewhere that matters to me and are relevant to my daily life.
- Content Creators
- Veritasium: A YouTube channel that explains some scientific phenomenon (mostly physics) in an illustrative way
- StringCast Podcast: A Persian podcast that explains science and history of science in a very interesting ways
- StatQuest: A YouTube channel explaining statistics and machine learning in simple language
- SciShow: A YouTube channel explaining science to people without too much scientific jargon
- Independent Developers
- Robyn Adele Anderson: Creating jazz cover for mostly famous musics. Her music is available on YouTube and her website
- Technology Connections: He creates YouTube videos with detailed explanation of how certain technologies work, from toaster and dish-washing machine, to lamps and heat-pumps. I believe his contents would help educating people as the explanations are in layman terms and visual.
- World's Greatest Con: A very well-made podcast that tells true stories of "history's greatest deceptions". You can listen to episodes here or other platforms.
From my Liberapay account I donate to:
- Fosstodon.org: My favorite Mastodon instance themed around Free [and libre] OpenSource Software
- Snopyta.org: Runs online services based on freedom, privacy and decentralization.
- Liberapay: A non-profit organization subscription payment platform.
fidonet.io: Run and host free services for the benefit of the open web from our own datacenter in Sweden--> Discontinued project
- Codeberg.org: A non-profit organization dedicated to build and maintain supporting infrastructure for the creation, collection, dissemination, and archiving of Free and Open Source Software
- magit: One of the best packages in Emacs that makes life much easier for working with git.
- Independent Developers
- Protesilaos (Πρωτεσίλαος) Stavrou: An Emacs geek. His approach to Emacs have helped me get more comfortable and honest with my usage and use-case. At the time of writing this he is looking for a job and I thought my super small donation can at least buy him a coffee. (Website, YouTube, Git).
- Martin Owens: A "Free Software Freelance programmer who works on Inkscape".
From my Github account I donate to:
- Independent Developers
From my OpenCollective account I donate to:
- Manjaro Linux: An Arch-based Linux distro with some batteries included and some extra safety nets.
- Manyverse: A social network off the grid based on SSB protocol and P2P connection over local network on internet.
- LocalCDN: "A web browser extension that emulates Content Delivery Networks to improve your online privacy. It intercepts traffic, finds supported resources locally, and injects them into the environment."
I started contributing to the Folding@home project many years ago and quite liked it, but it was very limited to one project and there was a time that they didn't push any working unit, so I switched to Boinc and have contributed in many projects under quite a few different nicknames, but the following is the status of my contributions that are under my own name:
Using Project Manager
|Project||Points Generated||Results Returned||Total Run Time (|
|OpenPandemics - COVID-19||229,922||366||0:090:23:56:17|
|Africa Rainfall Project||32,516||7||0:004:02:03:33|
|Help Stop TB||7,259||5||0:001:03:10:53|
|Mapping Cancer Markers||27,691,199||35,452||14:358:09:17:20|
|Microbiome Immunity Project||2,697||7||0:000:10:22:38|
|FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2||3,802,781||4,368||1:359:16:11:34|
|Outsmart Ebola Together||122,995||437||0:039:01:32:04|
|Uncovering Genome Mysteries||3,165||5||0:000:12:25:53|
|The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2||30,613||45||0:006:05:54:02|
|Smash Childhood Cancer||1,035,429||2,598||0:154:17:14:38|
Statistics By Project (Last Updated: 2023-09-16T15:33:33+03:00)
I also used to use the Science United which is affiliated with UC Berkley as BOINC project manager as backup to the World Community Grid (which has been offline for quite some time). Unfortunately the ScienceUnited is so poorly designed that it is practically abusing users by not giving the contributors any credit as it rename the contributor while relaying their contribution to the original project. Also the projects can easily disappear from the list of contributions that it is very hard to keep track. For this reason I have stopped contributing through the Science United and have switched to contributing directly to the projects I care about since 2022-06-13. Anyways, according to the dashboard, since 2022-01-17 until 2022-06-13 I have contributed:
|Project name||CPU hours|
In the following table I have listed the projects that I'm directly contributing to without using project managers:
|Project||User ID||Cross-project ID||Points Generated|
Statistics By Project (Last Updated: 2022-08-09T12:18:24+03:00)