Over the years I have been moving more towards OSS tooling for my everyday life. Because I’m spending less on proprietary software (and I also just want things to be better), I have been looking for a way to get nice improvements of stuff I’m using.
I know there’s stuff like open collective for libraries, but I don’t see much of that for things like Gnome applications or Emacs plugins.
Some examples of things I would gladly pay money for:
Adding a feature to the
lsp-ivy Emacs plugin
Getting a weird bug with thunderbird when using multiple inboxes fixed
I try to donate to projects that do have pages set up, but sometimes I really just want to get someone to fix a bug once and for all.
Does anyone have experience with hiring people for this level of work? I know that for web development there’s a lot out there but I don’t know what this looks like for applications like the above.