The goal is to raise approx EUR 11.000 every month, so I can work on varnish 100 hours every month.
Yes, but only when I do things I really, really like to do, from the comfort of my own house.
I’ll be happy to send you a quote if you want me for something, drop me an email.
A Moral License to make any kind of big or small money running Varnish on your website, without feeling the least bit bad about the poor sucker who created the software, his two kids, his old cat etc etc.
On a more concrete level, the Varnish project gets more of my time and attention which I use to improve the tool which makes your website work so well.
A moral license is not a service- or support-contract of any kind.
For that, email@example.com is your provider.
Somebody started the rumour that the name was chosen to sneak this expense into your IT departments budget, along with other software licenses, rather than put it under your marketing department, where all sponsorships belong and where it would compete with the local soccer team.
That rumour is very possibly true. I might even have started it myself. Right here even.
Absolutely, I’m game.
At long as your marketing department does not expect me to hang around at “events” or dump thick binders, full of proper logo placement and Pantone colors on me, we can call it anything you prefer.
Send me an email.
Nobody needs to buy a license, Varnish is Free and Open Source Software, and paying a VML is entirely voluntary
Second: Varnish-Software already supports Varnish development, so you already contribute to the project that way.
Third: Thanks, your support is much appreciated.
Dude, seriously ?
I have red hair; I get sunburns from blue LEDs.
Why would I ever wan’t a tropical island ? I’ve heard they have lousy connectivity.
All VML accounting is public, on these very webpages, you and everybody else can check it.
Also I’ve been doing this for four years now and I didn’t do that last time either
Yes, FreeBSD, MD5crypt, jails, nanokernel, timecounters, tcl_snmp, the Bikeshed, it’s all my fault...
You send me an email, and tell me:
Then I send you an invoice via email, which shows up in the accounting here with a number and a due-date, but not your name.
When the invoice is paid, this shows up in the accounting here, along with your name.
Give me a ficticius company name or secret token to use on the public page, as long as I have the real one for the invoicing, the public side of this can be pseudo- or anonymized.
Yes, the moral license is bought from my registered danish corporation, and you will receive an invoice in .pdf via email.
Danish customers and EU citizens will have to pay 25% danish VAT.
EU companies avoid the VAT by providing me with their VAT/tax-ID.
People and companies outside EU pay no Danish VAT.
That can be arranged.
As long as I make more money than the bank fees on the transaction, I am interested.
Rule of thumb: amounts less than approx 100 EUR/USD benefits the banks more than it should do.
Don’t worry about it, they probably have their reasons.
A kind & happy email is always nice to receive.
There is also my Amazon Wishlist
Such exposure to people who don’t know what Varnish is will not help me in any way, quite the contrary, it will probably just end up wasting my time.
But feel free to forward this to other Varnish users you know: They are the proper audience.
For the same reason they don’t use Varnish ?
Kickstarter is for connecting consumers with creative projects, and that is not really the right tool for connecting companies with my company.
Just like Varnish (presumably) is not the right tool for them.
I also don’t think that “Maintaining the current and developing the next version of Varnish” is hip enough to be a good Kickstarter buzz-generator.
No, but my previous webpages were.
This one is written with Sphinx and RST, and that’s much nicer isn’t it ?
Just a sec, let me find it...
... Sorry, can’t find it and NSA says they don’t have a copy of your question either.
You’ll have to drop me an email.