Here you can learn how you can fuel V0LT through donations!
67115+ lines of code
26 completely free and open source programs
2149+ unique users
6228+ total views
~$8246 dollars spent on V0LT
~$260 dollars earned from V0LT
I develop all of my programs as free, open source, without ads, and without data tracking, which means I earn absolutely nothing from them in terms of money. I also don't charge open source projects when I help build websites, programs, and promotional materials for them. The only time I make money is when someone makes a donation. These donations help me invest more time into V0LT content, and help me afford new tools to produce it.Cryptocurrency
Please note: PayPal has a history of withholding money from V0LT. For this reason, LiberaPay (which uses Stripe) or cryptocurrency is the preferred method of donating. Of course, I still greatly appreciate donations from people through PayPal!
If you don't want to financially support V0LT directly, you can still help by supporting the projects that V0LT depends on and uses frequently! These are projects that are huge assets to the free and open source movement, and your support to them will help them to continue produce freedom respecting software and content.
- Wikimedia: Wikimedia is the foundation behind Wikipedia, and several other wiki services. I frequently reference Wikipedia to learn about topics related to projects I work on.
- Pop!_OS: Pop!_OS Linux is my operating system of choice, and it's what powers the computers I use to produce V0LT content. Without Pop!_OS, V0LT content wouldn't be possible!
- Glimpse: Glimpse is the photo editor I use to create program screenshots, program icons, and other visual elements on the V0LT website. It's heavily based on the GIMP project, and Glimpse often contributes to GIMP with excess donations.
- LibreOffice: LibreOffice is the office suite I use. LibreOffice Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, Draw, and Math all greatly help me with producing V0LT content.
- Vim: Vim is the plain text editor I use to write the V0LT website, as well as the source code for many V0LT programs.
- Matrix: Matrix is the system I use to communicate with people, and run the V0LT group chat.
While financial support is greatly appreciated, there is absolutely no obligation to do so. If you still want to help, but can't afford to support with a donation, there are still plenty of other things you can do to help support V0LT!
- Search V0LT webpages and apps for spelling and grammar errors.
- Find and report bugs, glitches, and security issues in V0LT software.
- Follow and promote V0LT social media accounts on Pixelfed and Mastodon.
- Join the V0LT Matrix chatroom.
- Suggest and request programs, games, pictures, and songs.
Even though I'm the only person developing and creating V0LT content, it's still far from free to run it. This is a list of costs associated with V0LT. All the amounts are estimated, and shouldn't be taken as exact values. This is just to give a rough idea of how much V0LT costs to maintain.
Recurring Costs (Total: $23.14/year)
|Item||Cost - Total: $23.14/year ($115 over 5 years)|
One Time Costs
|Item||Cost - Total: $8131|
|Old main computer||$4000|
|Server (repaired used MacBook)||$40|
|Backup Workstation Power Supply||$250|
|Apple Developer Membership (canceled)||$200|
|Apple Pro Tools||$300|
|New main computer||$2000|
|Monetary donations to other open source projects||$26|
|Source||Amount - Total: $260|
|Basic Attention Token Donations||$200|
This section is a non-exhaustive list of people who have financially contributed to V0LT! Of course, this list does not include those who have asked to remain anonymous, or people who didn't provide a name or alias. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped keep V0LT alive!