Where does Divmod come from?

Friday March 17, 2006
Early next week the Divmod Fan Club meets for the first time.

If you want to influence the direction of our future open source development, now's a good time to join. People on IRC have known about this for a while, but I don't think I've given it much attention publicly. Fans who join early are like low generation V:tM vampires - you can't decrease your "joined-on" date. Except, I guess, to continue the vampire analogy, you might be able to find a long-time fan and devour their soul. If you do that, let me know how it works out. I'm not too clear on the mechanics.

The Divmod Fan Club (DFC) is, for lack of a better description, a business-model experiment. Even after we are providing a commercial service, we feel that our open source contributions are of a pretty high value to the community. So, we're letting the community pay for it, to whatever extent that you all think it's worthwhile. We are still working on the incentive structure, but the basic idea for right now is:
  1. if you want support directly from Divmod team members, you really should be in the club, and
  2. fan club members can vote once a month on what we're doing. The aforementioned meeting is the first of those votes, which is why now's a good time to join.
However, it's also sort of like a fixture of most indie bands' business model: the "rep" program. It's an official way to collaborate and be involved in Divmod's success. (In a way, we are a bit more like an indie rock band than a software company.)

So, to answer the titular question: "Divmod is brought to you by the contributions of our listeners, this computer, and others like it."

The quote for bronze membership is not a joke.