Software Contributions 2019 - by Wesley Moore

Software Contributions 2019

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Open-source software has a bit of a sustainability problem so I try to contribute back to the ecosystem where I can. I am very fortunate to be in a position where I have spare time and income that I’m able to funnel into this. At the end of 2017 I did a round-up of the software contributions I’d made that year. I thought it would be good to do another one now that 2019 has come to a close.

My motivation for doing so is twofold: to encourage others to do the same if they are able, and to highlight people and projects doing interesting and important work.

Financial Contributions

Monthly Donations

I make small (typically US$5–10) monthly donations to the following:

One Off Contributions

Open Source Contributions

In addition to financial contributions I also made code contributions, both to existing projects and by releasing my own work. Some of the highlights are:


2019 was a good year for contributions. This was partly due to me starting a new job at YesLogic 4 days a week. I dedicate the fifth day of the work week to personal projects and open-source. I was also fortunate to contribute to open-source projects though my work at YesLogic. We released the Allsorts font parsing and shaping engine and several crates relating to font handling and Unicode.

Onward to 2020!

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