Do you use Joplin?
Has Joplin changed the way you do things? Has it become one of those go-to applications that you turn to time and again?
Do you value open source, free protocols, open formats, and things like end-to-end encryption and self-hosting your data securely . . . synced across platforms?
Then it also needs to be supported. It needs to be supported financially and it needs to be supported technically. It even needs to be supported via evangelism (like this).
I know times are weird and many of us have income challenges ahead of us (I am self-employed, for example, and the downturn greatly concerns me very directly), but if you can afford it, and I know many of you can . . . help support @Laurent and the work he has been doing with Joplin (and rsync-time-backup for that matter). Send him a few dollars per month. Currently, you can do that through Paypal, GitHub, or Patreon. Visit the Joplin donation page for more information and suggestions for other ways to contribute. In fact, lemme emphasize that:
Send him a few dollars per month. Currently, you can do that through Paypal, GitHub, or Patreon. Visit the Joplin donation page for more information and suggestions for other ways to contribute.
@Laurent has his helpers. He has his testers. And he even has folks who have contributed code. He needs more help. Especially with bugs. He needs help fixing bugs, but he also needs help taking badly written bug reports and confirming the issues and better articulating them. He needs help identifying which issues are truly bad and which are less critical (triaging). He needs help merging issues that are identical (dupes). He needs help converting non-techy bug reports filed here into techy bug reports filed in GitHub. He needs help finding bugs in the documentation and improving that documentation. Etc. Etc. Heck, we need someone competent enough to take over if @Laurent gets hit by a bus or throws up his hands and quits. We need a more robust technical community surrounding his wonderful application.
I know evangelism sounds like a bad word, but in the world of open source, it is not. It is a reference to grassroots marketing. If you love Joplin, you need to market it to your friends, family, co-workers. Do you have a blog? This would be an excellent topic. More people using Joplin will make Joplin a better thing. It means it will receive better coverage and testing on various operating systems. It means @Laurent will get more help in all these areas. Did you know Joplin doesn’t have a Wikipedia article? I plan to fix that. I will update this discourse topic once it is written so I can get help improving it. That’s just one thing, but . . . it needs to be done, it helps establish the application in the netverse.
Laurent has created an awesome thing. To be frank, there is no other application out there that really captures what it does. It needs to be supported by you. Yes you! And you over there. And yeah, you, . . . that guy.
Thank you for your time. I’m now proudly supporting this project and hope you will as well. -t