Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A temporary diversion

Ever since introducing the product key a little over a year ago, donations have gone from a trickle to a consistent several hundred dollars per month, with a few months hitting $1000. Your support keeps me from having to get a real job so I can focus on GSP full time.

At least, that is the goal. In reality, my expenses are quite a bit more than $1000 a month, and this summer my savings account hit rock bottom. I called up a few consulting companies, and a fine one named Beacon Technologies hooked me up with a contract at CUNA Mutual Group. I am now working for them full time for the next few months.

Fortunately, these lucrative contracts bring in more money than I can spend, so after a few months the savings will be stoked and I can get back to full time work on GSP. I can’t wait to work on all the cool new features that are swimming around in my head. I am passionate about keeping GSP the top .NET web gallery and expect that it will soon become the #1 web gallery. I will be publishing a roadmap of the next major features in the near future.

Your donations have a direct effect on how much time I spend on GSP. Keep them coming so I can get back to GSP development. Thanks!

During this time I will continue to answer your questions on the forums and provide advice and assistance on your installation and customization efforts. Note that I am not available for contract work at this time, but will be when my CUNA contract is over, which is expected to last through summer 2010.

1 comment:

Dave Burke said...

Great news about your "temporary diversion." They've got a top-notch developer! But even better news is that GSP still has a future. I can't wait to see the roadmap. One of the features on my GSP shortlist is the ability to track downloads, plus whatever you're "dreaming about," I'm sure.

Thanks for posting the update.