You can now purchase just a case with the Pi-hole logo on it. This works great if you already have your Pi-hole setup and just need a case to put it in. Pi-supply does all the work, but we get a small portion of the sales.
Separate from Patreon: Collectable Coins Will Be For Sale
These are 2 inch metal coins with color and texture. Only 300 have been made (seven of which have gone to the developers) and each one has a sequential number printed on it.
If these are a success, we will be designing and selling more coins, but this will be the only limited edition run with sequential numbering, so if you’re a collector or just a die hard fan, you’ll need to act fast. We’ll do another blog post announcing when they are available for purchase.
We are also running a mug-of-the-month tier for those willing to donate $15 a month. Each month, we’ll ship out a mug with a new Pi-hole inspired design on it. Here are just a few we’ve already had commissioned.
We can’t offer much at this price point, but we do appreciate your help. You’ll get a special “Patron” flair on our user forums and/or Reddit. You’ll also get access to our patron-only posts on Patreon.
Pi-hole will remain free in both meanings of the word: free of charge and open source. We know the survey spooked many of your fears and you may have considered several worst case scenarios. We heard you loud and clear, you don’t want us to charge money for Pi-hole and we won’t.
In it’s current state, Pi-hole is free of charge and can be used to protect your privacy–a human right to which everyone is entitled. And we intend to keep it that way. At the end of this article, you will find some information on how much it costs to run Pi-hole from month-to-month; something you wanted to know based on the survey. This will be specific, including the salaries needed to allow us to develop full/part time and bring you more updates and features faster while also providing you better support. It will also include the cost of support and QA/testing, marketing, research, business development, legal, operational, etc.Continue reading “Results of the Pi-hole User Survey”
The survey is now complete. Thanks to those who contributed.
Pi-hole has grown far beyond what any of us could have imagined. As Pi-hole continues to evolve, we are looking at what Pi-hole is and if it’s meeting the demands of the market. An experienced product manager has been helping us and has put together two surveys. If you’re willing, please consider filling one of them out.
If you are already using Pi-hole, please fill out this short survey.
If you have not installed Pi-hole before, please fill out this short survey
More and more of you have been asking if we sell Pi-hole stickers. At the moment, we don’t because our volunteers are already strapped for time developing the project. But you can help us change that by upvoting our sticker on Unixstickers.com.
Pi-hole is a great project for all experience levels–both as a piece of software to consume and as an open source project you can contribute to. Whether you just started getting interested in software and want to learn how to program or contribute to an open source project; or you have been a life-long tinkerer and love to get your hands dirty with technical goodness, Pi-hole has something to offer. Continue reading “Pi-hole Is Open Source: Consume, Contribute, Or Both?”