Andrew Ward

Open source maintainer for Minetest and Renewed Tab

rubenwardy receives $8.83 per week from 6 patrons. Goal: $12.00
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What do I do?

Renewed Tab

I created and maintain a browser extension called Renewed Tab. See Renewed Tab's donation page.


I'm a core developer for Minetest. I've spent an uncountable number of hours and over £1000 on Minetest, which includes merchandise and server costs for CTF. I'm happy to do this as it gives me some enjoyment, but a coffee in return would be awesome :)

As a core developer, I've reviewed many hundreds of PRs and contributed over 200 patches. That's a lot of new features and bug fixes! I've also created a ton of resources, mods and tools for Minetest, such as:

  • ContentDB - being able to download mods, games, and texture packs from within Minetest was a game-changer.
  • Minetest Modding Book - a book to gently introduce people to the Minetest API.
  • Mods - including awards, food, and sfinv.
  • Capture the Flag - game and server. I was the original creator and led the project from 2012 to 2019, but have now handed it over.
  • NodeBoxEditor - a tool to create node boxes.

I've performed outreach for Minetest - running the social media accounts, enabling the Minetest blog, and representing Minetest with a stall at two conferences.

Why Donate?

🧾 Cover my costs: Donating helps cover my costs, which includes server hosting for ContentDB and Renewed Tab, a paid weather API, and occassionally outreach for Minetest.

☕ Say thanks with a coffee: By donating you show me that you appreciate my work, and it encourages me to spend more time to contributing to Minetest. I spend a lot of time programming in coffee shops, so donating helps fund my caffeine addiction.

Please note that you should donate only if you like what I've done so far. A donation is a "thank you" rather than a contract or requirement to do future work.

Please only donate if you are financially stable. You should prioritise yourself first. This means don't donate if you're a student or a kid.

My Costs

I pay €16pm (~$18) on server hosting (ContentDB, Renewed Tab, my websites), and $25pm on an AccuWeather subscription for Renewed Tab. In the past, I also incurred costs for outreach such as running stalls at Freenode Live.

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