Well, the incoming donations aren’t really motivating but I kind of expected that (it’s not the first free project I do).
But that’s no reason to not do donations for projects I use within Xeres! This year, the winners are as follows:
- Bouncy Castle: providing invaluable crypto support (PGP, X.509 certificates and more)
- H2 database: although it’s often used as an in-memory database to run integration tests, it’s also a solid embedded database with many features
Hopefully my donations will keep their motivation going. Remember that open source projects don’t have any revenue most of the time so if you have some spare cash, don’t hesitate to support the projects you like.