The free software collective that never sleeps

Candlewaster is a team of Philadelphia-based free software activists who improve, maintain, and develop free software. We collect bounties on Bountysource, sell/service Linux laptops in the Philadelphia area, and develop our own projects.

Chad Curtis

Mary Kate Fain

Alex Gleason

We’re here to help!

What is free software?

Free software is about freedom—freedom from corporations who attempt to control their users and place a stanglehold on the internet. We‘re fighting against that.

Free software allows us to…

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What’s a collective?

Candlewaster is a collective. In short, this means that what we get out of it is proportional to what we put into it. We’re a non-heirarchal team with equal standing that works together to solve problems and create a more free world.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” —John Lennon