The Annual Open Source grant
Spring has come and gone, and it is time for us to announce our grant recipients for 2019.
If you're not familiar with our Annual Open Source grant program, you can read the post for our initial grant here
Grant recipients for 2019
For 2019, we have allocated USD2000 to be distributed to open source projects that the engineering team has chosen. A total of around USD1980 was managed to be disbursed to projects from that amount.
Fabric is a high-level Python (2.7, 3.4+) library designed to execute shell commands remotely over SSH. We use Fabric extensively for our deployment script.
We donated JPY30,000 to tk0miya who is currently the main maintainer for Sphinx.
Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation. Originating from Python community, it usage now has expanded to various other projects as well. We use it to generate our API docs which proved to be quite helpful.
We have donated USD350.00 to Jakub Roztočil who is maintaining the project.
HTTPie consists of a single http command designed for painless debugging and interaction with HTTP servers, RESTful APIs, and web services. Our developers use it extensively to test our API endpoints and also for various other troubleshooting related to HTTP connections.
We have contributed USD250.00 through Justin Mayer for the Pelican Dev Team who is maintaining the project.
We use Pelican for this blog: Its ease of use without requiring any database and server side-logic reduces maintenance resources
Finally, we have also donated a total of USD750.00 to the Django Software Foundation
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. We have been using Django since our start and after more than a decade, it proved to be a practical framework that continues to evolved and provide a solid foundation for any web development project.
Other projects we would like to contribute to, but couldn't
There were a few more projects that the team would like to contribute too but unfortunately, they couldn't find an explicit donation channel from their websites or no response from their maintainers.
Among them are:
P.S: Thank you to Beth Kanter for the open source your love thumbnail.