Funding critical Clojure open source software

The Clojurists Together Foundation is a trade organisation, dedicated to funding and supporting open source software, infrastructure, and documentation that is important to the Clojure and ClojureScript community.

Goals

How it works

Open source projects

Open source maintainers apply for funding, and if accepted, get paid to work on their project to make it better for everyone. Clojurists Together funds projects in three month cycles.

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Companies and individuals

Companies and individual developers can sign up for a monthly or annual Clojurists Together membership. Your membership entitles you to certain benefits, including steering which projects get funded.

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Transparency

Clojurists Together provides full transparency for how your money is spent:

April 2018 Monthly Update

Clojurists Together news This is the third and final update from clj-http and Figwheel. Both projects finished their work at the end of April. Both projects have done great work, and we are really impressed with what they’ve been able to achieve. We recently announced that we are funding CIDER and ClojureScript for our Q2 funding round. Those two projects have just started, we’ll have more details on what they’re working on next month.

March 2018 Monthly Update

Hi folks! Welcome to the second monthly update for Clojurists Together. Clojurists Together news This month we had around 45 members sign up (we still need to process any signups at the end of this month), and one company member join. We’ve had a really strong response from individual contributors, but not so much from companies. If you work for a company that uses Clojure, please consider talking to your manager about supporting Clojurists Together.

February 2018 Monthly Update

Hi folks! Welcome to the first monthly update for Clojurists Together. Now that things are a bit more settled, we are going to be issuing more regular updates keeping you up to date with what is going on with Clojurists Together. Clojurists Together news In February we had three new company members, and 25 new developer members sign up. In total, we were supported by 14 companies, and 75 developers.

Q1 2018 Funding Announcement

Clojurists Together is excited to announce the two projects that are being funded in Q1 2018: clj-http and Figwheel! Recap For those who are new to Clojurists Together, our goal is simple: Fund critical Clojure open-source projects to keep them healthy and sustainable. Clojure companies and individual developers sign up for a monthly contribution, and we pick projects to fund each quarter. This is our first funding cycle since launching.

Q1 2018 Update and Survey Results

Welcome to the first Clojurists Together update for 2018! We have recently run a survey on our members to better understand them and their needs. We are currently working in the process of finalising the projects we will fund and will have an announcement soon. In the meantime, we wanted to share the results of the survey to help future applicants see what our areas of focus are. New Members Since our announcement we have had 11 companies and 50 developers join up.

Introducing Clojurists Together

Keeping Clojure open source sustainable The Clojure ecosystem is built on open source. From the Clojure and ClojureScript projects, to the build tools, web frameworks, and the hundreds of innovative and useful libraries that we all depend on every day. The pervasive use of open source has enabled a flourishing Clojure ecosystem, but it also has some hidden downsides. The vast majority of Clojure projects are maintained by a small handful of people, often only one person.

Beyond Clojurists Together

Are you already a Clojurists Together member and want to know what more you can do? Do you want to support open source projects more directly than donating to Clojurists Together? Whatever the reason, there are many Clojure projects and Clojurists that you can fund directly. If you know of other people or projects we should add to this page, please make a pull request on GitHub to let us know.

Company Membership

Companies using Clojure depend on many open-source libraries and tools. Clojurists Together memberships offer a way for companies to support the Clojure community, and ensure that the software they build their businesses on is maintained and improved. Supporting Clojurists Together gets you: High quality work on the tools and libraries that your teams use every day. Monthly progress updates showing exactly where your money is going, and the impact that it is having.

Contact

Got some questions? No problem, get in touch by sending an email to: hi@clojuriststogether.org, or a tweet to @cljtogether, and we’ll get back to you quick smart.

Developer Membership

Stop relying on private forks of projects to get critical bugs fixed. Clojurists Together funds projects to work on the tools, libraries, and documentation that you use every day. Community support from developers like you helps us improve the Clojure experience for everyone. All memberships can be paid monthly or annually. Contributing Member From $5 to $20 per month Vote on board members, get progress updates, influence which projects are selected.