Hello, my friends! It’s April 1st, but everything you’re about to read is 100% true… Even the Nvidia news.
I promised you some updates to the Linux For Everyone situation, and you can read them further down the page. But I want to kick off this issue with a heartwarming story about the people who keep my fire alive: this community right here!
On Sunday I told you I was uncertain about keeping Linux For Everyone alive, and I called out to you for help. You overwhelmed me with a flood of positive messages and ideas.
I’d like to shine a light on Constantine Bacioiu (aka Zapa), the man behind Linux-first game developer Bearded Giant Games. You can listen to my interview with him wayyyy back in episode #3 of the L4E podcast
, or read a crucial part of our conversation here
I link to my Forbes story about him for a good reason: what comes around, goes around…
Why? Apparently, my article at Forbes led to Zapa getting some well-deserved exposure and freelance work, which allowed him to pay the bills and focus on building his next game. That kind of story is the fuel that keeps me going, and I hope I can continue to make an impact for indie software and game developers like him.
Incidentally, I was creating a “Newsletter Hero” tier on Patreon about the same time Zapa reached out to me about donating, so he’s now an official sponsor of this newsletter! But I’m giving him a raincheck until his new game comes out…
Zapa, I know you’re reading this and I want to thank you for paying it forward, and for keeping this ship afloat.
OK, let’s dig into what’s on my radar today. Hit the “Closing Notes” section at the bottom to get those Linux For Everyone updates.