Fidus Writer was made possible by numerous volunteers contributing code and ideas.Some of the operational cosst have also been covered by donations. Additionally, funding has made it possible to have people work on Fidus Writer over longer periods of time. The Chilean government’s Production Development CorporationCORFO (Spanish: Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile), funded Fidus Writer development over 6 months when it was launched in 2013 through the Startup Chile program. The German government-funded German Research Foundation, DFG (German: Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft), finances the OSCOSS research project 2015-2017 that involves developing various components related to Fidus Writer at the University of Bonn and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. AlienTT has sponsored the development of features related to templates and offline editing in the period 2018-2020.