Castle Project is a wonderful thing. I still don’t understand a lot of it, but it’s darn impressive, and has become my library of choice. It’s also no coincidence that my long-sought departure from ASP.Net WebForms was timed with my discovery of Castle MonoRail.
Hammett (the man behind Castle) has finally started accepting donations for his work. I have one thing to say to him:
"It’s about time!"
I know first-hand what it’s like to spend a lot of time on something that:
- a lot of people use, and
- does not bring in any money (at least, not directly)
My pain has been CSFBL, which today does accept donations (and I truly appreciate every one of them!).
Thinking about this more, it’s been six months since I’ve donated to an open source/free project (I promised last year to donate $5 per month to one), so in order to catch up, I’m sending Hammett $30 ($5 per month). Let’s hope the exchange rate is favorable to him!
My open source donation history to date far is as follows.
- Castle (November 2007 thru April 2008)
- Launchy (September/October 2007)
- TortoiseSVN (August 2007)
- FileZilla (July 2007)
- OpenOffice (June 2007)
Thanks for all your hard work, Hammett, and I hope you can afford yourself a nice vacation for the donations you receive!