A leg up, please ...
* I wrote and maintain pthreads
* I am lead on the phpdbg project
* I maintain apcu
* I contribute to PHP’s source code
* I have a github account full of goodies
Then something happened. I was made homeless by a landlord taking back their house. With no time and no money, I have had to move into a Caravan - Travel trailer for my US friends - on some friend’s land, with my two kids and partner.
The four of us are squeezed into a living space of 20 feet. My workspace - where I once helped build PHP - is now relegated to my bed. My kids are sharing a bed 10 feet away. This is crippling my abilities to do anything but my job. I’ve had to stop contributions to other projects, not because I want to, but because I have to. I'm barely able to do my job and can't do anything about it.
The only way to get a tenancy is to have 6 months rent and a deposit in advance, and we just do not have it.
We - myself, my partner, and my kids - need a leg up to get back into a habitable space with a decent working environment. If I can raise the deposit money, I can maintain the tenancy myself as I have a reliable job now.
I am humbly asking for help from the community I love. The PHP community is very generous and it is my privilege to work on the language. So I am asking you to help me out. I need to raise £6.500,00. Please give what you can. If you can’t give right now, please help me spread the word.
Thank you in advance for any and all help.
Posted by Joe Watkins
The words amazing, overwhelmed, and thank you, are all the English language equip me with, however they do not do justice to the reality of what all of you have done here.
From the most sincerest place a person has, I thank you.
Hi Joe, sorry to hear what happened. I gave 50. It's the least I can do for fellow developer
Help save us soooon please , good bless you :*
I seem to have misplaced my credit card, but I will add my donation as soon as it is found :)
Thank for your contributions to PHP core up until now. I hope everything gets better for you once more. Cheers from a PHP developer from Turkey.
Finally I donated through paypal. Thanks for your contribution to PHP. Everything will get better soon.
Hopefully, I wish you to be fine :) PHP developer from Myanmar
I don't have the language skills to express satisfactorily my response; obviously I'm overwhelmed by the level of support shown, just, overwhelmed. If you're having trouble making a donation, you can use the paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org Once again, I thank all of you for your thoughts, and for your help. Thank you.
I do not have a credit card, but i would like to help. Is there a paypal address of some sort? Or an IBAN number?
I hope you will get well.
Done, seems I can not make donation because I was using a chinese IP address, it works after I used a JP VPN :<
wanted to make a donation, but the page told me: "This Page is not ready to accept payments", anyway, Joe, thanks for all the great works you did, I will come back later, and going to spread this..
Joe, thanks for the amazing work you did, bless you.
Wanted to make a donation, however I don't own a credit card unfortunately. I will try and spread the word, wish you the best, seeing the amount raised within this time I feel our community will make sure you will be ok!
Times are hard and sometimes even hard working people could use a break. PHP has been given freely to the world-wide web for everyone to use (costing $0) and so it's only right that we give thanks, praise, and credit where credit is due. Hope you have better days ahead and hope this helps.