Founder of Liberapay
Hi, I'm Charly. I create, improve, and maintain free software (and other commons). To fund this work I have chosen to rely on the direct support of the community.
My first goal was to receive around €500 per month. My next goal is to cross the €1000 threshold in order to get close to the minimum wage of my country (France).
Below is a summary of my work.
Free software and Open Data
I am the creator of Liberapay, the website you're on right now, and before that I had contributed a lot to its predecessor (Gittip/Gratipay).
I maintain several other free software projects, mostly written in Python, you can see them on my GitHub account.
I'm also interested in OpenData. I've been working on legi.py since the database of French laws was released as open data in 2014. One of the things my code does is generate lists of anomalies in the data, to encourage the maintainers to correct them. Since December 2016 the lists are published on anomalies.legilibre.fr.
I'm also thinking about creating a new programming language (relatively close to Python but with the changes necessary to allow full static typing, fast compilation, and good run-time performance).
I've spent a lot of time in the past years accumulating and sharing knowledge on economic and societal topics such as basic income, monetary systems, democratic processes, etc. I write about all that in French and English, on Reddit, on Diaspora*, etc.
Changaco owns the following accounts on other platforms:
python-libarchive-c 33 Updated 3 months ago
Python interface to libarchive
version.py 87 Updated 1 year ago
Automatic version numbers for git-based python projects
gitit-bootstrap 21 Updated 2 years ago
A gitit theme based on Bootstrap
python-etherpad_lite 12 Updated 2 years ago
Python interface for Etherpad-Lite's HTTP API
nosudo 2 Updated 3 years ago
A small bash script that fakes sudo using su
unicode-progress-bars 31 Updated 3 years ago
A generator of Unicode progress bars
xmpputils 3 Updated 3 years ago
Two XMPP utils: echobot and sendxmpp
feed-push 1 Updated 6 years ago
A daemon that watches local RSS/Atom files for changes
Changaco joined 3 years ago.