Open Collective
Open Collective

Nix 🖤 macOS

COLLECTIVE

Recurring funding for making macOS first-class citizen on Nix

About


macOS support in Nix has come a really long way with volunteers doing the awesome work.

A more systematic approach is needed to ensure quality is maintained for those whose work depends on Nix and macOS playing along nicely.

The goal is to make macOS a first-class citizen in the Nix ecosystem by paying a developer a day of work per week until that goal is reached.

The list of issues being worked on, the progress on them, and a rough roadmap for the near-term future are all public. A monthly report will be posted on https://discourse.nixos.org/. Anyone contributing to this fund gets a chance to raise specific concerns or propose something else of greater importance to them.

Besides fixing/updating common packages, the main big chunks of work are:

- SDK update
- bootstrappable stdenv on Big Sur
- Apple Silicon support
- sandboxing support in Nix
- runnable NixOS tests
- improved installer
- documentation and knowledge updates

Expected expenses (per month) are:

- $88 for a macOS machine
- $43 for a Cachix binary cache

I will work as an admin and mediator, overseeing that everything is going smoothly.

FAQ

Q:
Who will be doing the work?
A: I will be reaching out to the community to find a developer carrying out the work.

Q: Any particular priority of goals?
A: Developer will have full autonomy to make decisions what to work on next, but contributors and the community can influence that by commenting on the monthly report (or by reaching out in private).

Q: What is the goal of this funding?
A: To pay someone a few days a week and eventually full-time to work on improving macOS experience with Nix.

Domen

Our team

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Nix 🖤 macOS

Credit from Jordan to Nix 🖤 macOS

+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution #552188
Monthly financial contribution to Nix 🖤 macOS (Developer)

Credit from Lily Ballard to Nix 🖤 macOS

+$50.00USD
Completed
Contribution #537135
Monthly financial contribution to Nix 🖤 macOS (Developer)

Credit from Jason R. McNeil to Nix 🖤 macOS

+$50.00USD
Completed
Contribution #530156
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Today’s balance

$3,911.24 USD

Total raised

$46,860.94 USD

Total disbursed

$42,949.70 USD

Estimated annual budget

$20,236.64 USD

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Scarf Engineering

$6,300 USD since Feb 2021

2
Artificial

$6,000 USD since Mar 2022

3
Dan Peebles

$2,300 USD since Feb 2021

4
Tikhon Jelvis

$2,300 USD since Feb 2021

5
Malo Bourgon

$1,150 USD since Feb 2021

6
Matthew Robbetts

$1,100 USD since Feb 2021

7
Mitchell Hashimoto

$1,000 USD since Apr 2021

8
Tadas

$650 USD since Feb 2021

9
Connor Baker

$550 USD since Jan 2022

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Samuel Noordhuis

$500 USD since Mar 2021

Organizations

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Pareto Security

$14,510 USD since Feb 2021

2
Mercury

$5,750 USD since Feb 2021

3
Hackworth Ltd

$2,000 USD since Jun 2021

4
Airbnb

$1,800 USD since Mar 2022

5
exidia s.p.r.l.

$1,150 USD since Feb 2021

6
Manifold Finance

$1,000 USD since Aug 2021

7
Fission

$550 USD since Jan 2022

8
NoRedInk

$200 USD since Jun 2021

9
Thunderbolt Labs

$100 USD since Apr 2021

Nix 🖤 macOS is all of us

Our contributors 59

Thank you for supporting Nix 🖤 macOS.

Pareto Security

$14,510 USD

Artificial

Company

$6,000 USD

Mercury

Developer (one-time)

$5,750 USD

Dan Peebles

Developer (one-time)

$2,300 USD

Tikhon Jelvis

Developer (one-time)

$2,300 USD

Hackworth Ltd

Developer (one-time)

$2,000 USD

Airbnb

Company

$1,800 USD

Malo Bourgon

Developer (one-time)

$1,150 USD

exidia s.p.r.l.

Developer (one-time)

$1,150 USD

Matthew Robbetts

Developer (one-time)

$1,100 USD

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Nix 🖤 macOS

Updates on our activities and progress.

October 2021 update

Hi, Read the latest update at https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330/12 You can find a detailed repo...
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Published on November 13, 2021 by Domen Kozar

August 2021 update

Hi, August update has been posted to https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330/10 You can find a detail...
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Published on September 7, 2021 by Domen Kozar

July 2021 Update

Hi, July update has been posted to https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330/9 You can find a detailed r...
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Published on August 11, 2021 by Domen Kozar