Free and OpenSource, always
We never had a “Donate” button on GerritHub.io, we never needed one because Gerrit Code Review has always been OpenSource and Free and always it will be.
We have all benefited from the dedication and passion of the team of 600+ Contributors that every day spend their time innovating and improving the code. Thanks to all these people, we do have a world-class Code Review tool that over 25,000 developers are using every day.
For over five years, GerritHub.io has been on-line with NO-Ads, NO Premium plans. Many important Companies such as Intel and RedHat, and OpenSource projects use GerritHub.io every single days for their cooperation and daily reviews. See below some of the most active ones:
Time to say “Thank you Shawn”
Shawn Pearce, the project founder of Gerrit Code Review, died two days ago, leaving a loving wife and his children behind. In many ways, Shawn’s daily work has been put continuously in the software that keeps GerritHub.io alive every day.
It is about time to pay a tribute to Shawn dedication and make his dream to become true: giving the support and help to his family in this difficult moment.
From today, you will see a “MAKE A DONATION” button on every page of GerritHub.io that points to the “Shawn Pearce Memorial Fund“, a fund dedicated to raise the money for his family.
Spreading the word in the OpenSource communities
The news of Shawn Pearce death has gone through just a few mailing list (Git, JGit and Repo-Discuss) and I am sure that many of the people using Gerrit Code Review may not be aware of it.
Share this post, start using GerritHub.io on your OpenSource project and MAKE A DONATION to Shawn’s family.
Giving to Shawn’s family and his children a future, is the most concrete way to say “Thank you for having created Gerrit Code Review”.