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Leandro Lucarella
@llucax

A software developer that loves Free/Open Source Software and is trying to make a living out of it.

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👋 A bit about me

Please note that my preferred way to receive support is via GitHub Sponsors. Nevertheless it is, of course, up to you which platform to use. More details at the bottom.

Hi! I'm a software developer that loves Open Source (and Free/Libre Software even better).

I'm from Argentina but moved to Berlin (Germany) in 2011. My idea was to stay for 6 months, maximum 1 year, but hey, plans change. Now I made my life here (wife and daughter included) so I guess I will be staying for a while 🙂

I've been involved in FOSS for more than 20 years (since the end of the 90s). I've founded local Linux users groups and contributed to FOSS projects and wrote a few myself. I always did my best to convince my employers about the value of open source, and succeeded to publish some stuff I wrote on almost every company I worked for. Probably the one with the biggest impact was the Sociomantic Tsunami open source program. We produced around 35 open source projects including a GitHub CLI tool, a bunch of D programming language libraries and javascript libraries too. The program even outlived the company, now it's fully managed by the community and some of the projects are still active.

🏗️ What am I working on

I guess if you reached this page, you already know some project I'm working on (or have worked on) and you want to support that, but in the off-chance that you are just an angel out there looking at random developers to support, you can check out the following sites where I publish my work:

I am the type of developer that when bumps into a bug in an open source project, tries at the very least to make a good bug report, with a reduced test case, and when possible even a patch. So I spend quite some time doing this, a type of work that is not easy to showcase, but extremely important in my opinion.

Currently I'm focusing on a media player app for toddlers and small children, that it is safe and easy to use for them and easy to manage for parents. Also privacy is a big goal. Besides the player, I want to provide parents with a good content creation tool too, so they can create their own content (I know my kid loves to look at family pictures and videos). The app is not published yet, but I will do so when I have an MVP.

💖 Sponsoring my work

I always made a living on software development, and always tried to keep as much of the software I write open source. But I also always worked as an employee in a company, as it is not always easy with companies that struggle to see the value of open sourcing code (while running 90% of open source software to make profit, of course).

I feel it is time to make a jump and at least try to make a living while doing open source, and writing meaningful software. I know it will be a hard jump, and that failure is very likely, but hey, I have to try, and I will be eternally thankful if you can sponsor my work.

I'm currently accepting sponsorship using the following platforms:

GitHub Sponsors Liberapay Paypal Buy Me A Coffee Patreon Flattr

This is just to make supporter's lives easier. If you already use a sponsoring platform, I don't want to force you to sign-up to another one.

You should bear in mind that different platforms have different features and fees (so in the above list are sorted by preference order). Currently the only platform that have zero fees is GitHub Sponsors, so if you can, please use that one (but it doesn't currently have an option for one-time payments). If you want to know exactly what are the features and fees of different platforms, you can have a look at the summary I compiled.

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pausable_timer 0 Updated 1 month ago

A Dart timer that can be paused, resumed and reset.

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llucax joined 1 month ago.

llucax does not disclose how much they receive through Liberapay.