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A curated list of awesome programmers and software projects you can support!

Help individual programmers or open source projects funding the development of your favorite software sponsoring them via Github, subscribing to their Patreon accounts or using other forms of sponsorship.

A tangible way to give back to the open source community!

Open Source Projects

Projects released with an open source license.

  • Akira, #2 - Linux application for UI and UX design.
  • Albert launcher - Keyboard launcher written in C++/Qt.
  • ApexCharts - JavaScript charts library.
  • Armory - 3D game engine for Blender.
  • Asset-Importer-Lib - Loads 40+ 3D file formats into one unified and clean data structure for game-developers.
  • bcachefs - Linux filesystem.
  • Blender - 3D creation suite.
  • Calibre - E-books manager.
  • Compiler Explorer - Online decompiler and compiler explorer.
  • Dear ImGui - Immediate Mode Graphical User interface for C++.
  • Dekko Project - Ubuntu email client.
  • Deluge - BitTorrent client.
  • DIGImend - Improving Linux support for (non-Wacom) graphics tablets.
  • DokuWiki - Wiki application.
  • Duplicati - Backup client.
  • F-Droid, #2 - An installable catalogue of FOSS applications for the Android platform.
  • Flarum - Forum platform.
  • FreeCAD - Parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.
  • Funkwhale - A free, federated and social music server.
  • Godot Engine - Complete 3D engine.
  • HaxeFlixel - Cross-platform 2D game engine.
  • HaxeUI - User interface toolkit.
  • Homebrew - Package manager for macOS.
  • Improved Initiative - D&D tabletop role-playing game combat tracker.
  • Invidious, #2 - An alternative web front-end to YouTube.
  • iTerm2 - macOS terminal replacement.
  • JHipster - Open Source application platform for creating Spring Boot + Angular/React/Vue projects in seconds.
  • Kismet, #2 - Kismet wireless tool.
  • Laigter - Automatic normal/specular/occlussion/parallax map generator for 2D game sprites.
  • Latte Dock - Replacement dock for Plasma desktops.
  • LibrePCB - Software to develop printed circuit boards.
  • Lollipop Cloud - Cheap, easy, self-hosted clouds for everyone.
  • Machine Labs - Machine learning platform.
  • Mastodon, #2 - Federated social network server.
  • Matrix, #2 - An open network for secure, decentralized communication.
  • MissKey - Federated microblogging platform.
  • MuseScore - Music notation software.
  • MyPaint - Painting and drawing program that works nicely with pressure-sensitive tablets, and its dynamic brush engine library.
  • NativeScript-Vue - Native mobile applications with NativeScript and Vue.
  • Neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability.
  • OctoPrint - Web interface for 3D printers.
  • OfBorg - Tools for testing NixOS.
  • Olive - High quality video editing and compositing software.
  • OMP - Music player.
  • Oni - Modal code editor.
  • Open Broadcaster Software, #2 - Video recording and live streaming software.
  • Open Source BIM Collective - Tools for building information modeling.
  • openage - Real time strategy game engine.
  • OpenFAAS - Serverless platform.
  • OpenFL - Cross-platform application framework.
  • OpenShot - Video editor.
  • Paperwork - Personal document manager.
  • Perkeep - Personal storage system.
  • PHPStan - PHP static analyzer.
  • PHPUnit - PHPUnit and related projects.
  • Pica Pica Messenger, #2 - Decentralized secure instant messaging software.
  • PixelFed, #2, #3, #4 - Federated image sharing powered by the ActivityPub protocol.
  • Pixelorama - A free & open-source 2D sprite editor, made with the Godot Engine.
  • PlantUML - UML diagram creation software.
  • postActiv - Microblogging platform.
  • Prismo, #2 - ActivityPub-based link aggregation software.
  • Project Lombok - Java editor plugin.
  • Reddit Enhancement Suite - Reddit browser extension.
  • Remmina - Remote desktop client.
  • Secure Scuttlebutt - A distributed and secure peer-to-peer protocol and social network.
  • ShareX Team - Screen capture and screen sharing tool.
  • Synfig - 2D animation software.
  • SysV init - System V init implementation.
  • Tabulator - JavaScript library for building interactive tables.
  • Termux - Android terminal emulator.
  • The Lounge - Modern web IRC client.
  • Thirthy Bees - Ecommerce software.
  • Tiled - A 2D game level editor.
  • Transmission - BitTorrent client.
  • V Programming Language, #2 - Statically typed compiled programming language similar to Go, influenced by Oberon, Rust, Swift.
  • VideoLAN - Maker of the VLC video player.
  • Vim-Go - Go plugin for VIM.
  • Webpack - JavaScript module bundler.
  • Wiki.js, #2, #3 - Wiki platform built with Node.js.
  • Xfce - Desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.
  • Zig - System programming language which prioritizes robustness, optimality, and clarity.

Libraries

Libraries and frameworks.

  • Babel - JavaScript compiler.
  • Flare3D - JavaScript 3D engine.
  • Hapi.js - Node.js framework.
  • Jam.py - Python Web framework.
  • Laravel - PHP framework.
  • LibGDX - Game development framework.
  • Moleculer - Progressive microservices framework for Node.js.
  • Musl libc - The Musl libc project.
  • Phalcon - Web framework delivered as a C extension for PHP.
  • stdlib - Standard library for JavaScript and Node.js with an emphasis on scientific computing.
  • Vapor, #2 - Server-side Swift framework.
  • Vue.js - Vue.js.
  • Yii framework - PHP framework.
  • Zappa - A server-less Python framework.

Operating Systems

Operating Systems and Linux distributions.

Games

Games and game-related projects.

People Doing Open Source Work

Developers contributing to multiple projects that ask to support their work.

Articles, videos, podcasts, etc…

Articles and Tutorials

Videos

Podcasts

Open Source Art

Developers creating art projects and contributing to art-related open source tools and libraries.

  • Morevna Project - Various contributions to open source animation tools and animated shorts sources released under CC.
  • ZeMarmot, #2, #3 - 2D animation film project to be released under CC. GIMP contributions from Jehan Pagès, art and direction by Aryeom Han.

Hardware-related projects and makers.

Contributing

Please take a quick look at the contribution guidelines first. Thanks to all contributors; you rock!

License

This list adopts a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license.