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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Liberapay and what they use it for.
  • Bountysource Stole at Least $17,000 from Open Source Developers
    Reminder that librapay exists, and their developers are only paid from user donations, just like anyone else on the platform. (I only wish their CC costs could be reduced a bit to make micropayments viable). - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Nextcloud and OpenBSD = <3
    I don't think they want your money, not unless you are an enterprise costumer. But feel free to donate to another open source project: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Mastodon founder says investors lining up since Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover | Mastodon
    I often see links to Liberapay and Open Collective (Liberapay even has an official Mastodon account). Source: over 1 year ago
  • The Asymmetry of Open Source: "Users need open source projects, but open source projects do not need users"
    It seems a little suspicious that the person sharing those posts isn't building an open platform himself -- why not make it more open /u/paydevs ? I think Liberapay is a great way to spontaneously pay OSS developers. I'm not opposed to (as far as they're showing), but I encourage increasing transparency and openness, as is I don't feel confident supporting the platform. I think individuals, governments... Source: over 1 year ago
  • The problems of working on Open-Source, summarized by Benjamin Lupton (500m monthly downloads)
    This doesn't seem to mention liberapay (and patreon which funds developers directly. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Donating to incentivize implementing feature requests?
    Liberapay offers a novel method of donation. If you want to push a message to the recipient I think it will let you do so. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Ways of Monetisation and Popularity
    I don't know about advertising, but you can try LiberaPay to monetize it. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Software Freedom Conservancy: Heads up! Microsoft is on track to ban all commercial activity by FOSS projects on Microsoft Store in about a week!
    Https:// makes it easy to track what you're donating to and donate at set intervals. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Patreon cuts deep inside creators’ pockets
    > Yet, there doesn't seem to be anyone who actually did any such thing in a few months with 4-5 people. What about ? Also, keep in mind that once a well-funded player with infinite money to spend on marketing enters a market it's often no longer worthwhile for a bootstrapped player to compete even if it's possible on technical grounds. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • patreon nano alternative?
    Sounds like integration of Nano payments into LiberaPay could work. It is open source, so developers time is drastically lowered. Maybe even the main site of LiberaPay could be interested in it. Https:// Source: about 2 years ago
  • Friendly reminder that if there’s a FOSS project that you really love, send the dev(s) a thank you letter or a tip! Working on open source projects can sometimes be a thankless job, and the devs deserve to know that we appreciate their work!
    Many good projects can be supported through Liberapay. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Where can I learn about business models that work with open source?
    One of the ways could be Librepay, where people choose an amount of money to send you. It is very simmilar to patreon. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Who can I donate to?
    In any case you can use Liberapay to donate or pledge to any developer, repository or even project twitter account without additional fees. They also solve the problem of high transaction cost ratio by automating shifting to fewer big payouts instead of many small ones. Source: about 2 years ago
  • ILPT Request: How to avoid getting banned on PayPal for selling/buying adult content?
    You could set up a liberapay page, that way the payment looks like a donation, basically. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Turing Pi Trouble with PayPal
    I don't know what the requirements are, maybe you need to be open source non profit something, but by far the easiest-to-use platform I've seen is Not affiliated in any way, but I funded K9 mail through this, F-Droid, Matrixdotorg, and presumably more projects in the future. It's so pain-free, just put in an IBAN, the amount, put some checkbox to authorize the direct debit, done. It's... - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Least-worst donations/money sending platform?
    Https:// - can make one off payments as well. Wire transfer is off where you live? Source: over 2 years ago
  • Loss of hope
    College is not a requirement to getting a "good" job; you can get a good job with trade school, high school diploma, or no formal education. You can make money off a lot of topics with just donation sites, such as liberapay or ko-fi. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Open-Source Contributors Worth Sponsoring
    Https:// (typically requires OSS license + 100 stars + 2 contributors). - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • KDE 25th anniversary: ask Aleix Pol, Lydia Pintscher, and Nate Graham anything!
    I love KDE and want to contribute a little bit more financially, but the donations page doesn't have the greatest options for Canadians. As stewards of the KDE project, is there any interest in further expanding the donation page to accept things like Liberapay, Patreon, Github Sponsors, Crypto, or maybe even a place for individual KDE contributors to get donations? Source: over 2 years ago
  • Why I'm working on Open Source full time
    Well there's a few services to help[0], and I see many Github projects with a link in the readme asking for donations and such. But then the project is basically `donationware` and the income is unreliable. I think we need more /reliable/ streams of income instead of digital panhandling. [0] [0] [0] - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Sigma File Manager v1.4 is out, bringing a lot of fixes and improvements! I'm the dev, ask me anything
    It's a shame no one is supporting you. I'm myself a bit broke but as soon as I can I'll drop something on your Patreon ...or maybe you could use Liberapay which is maybe more appropriate for this kind of project. I don't know but I feel Patreon is maybe not the right platform. Source: almost 3 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Liberapay

12+ Brilliant Patreon Alternatives to Monetize Your Audience
Liberapay is a platform for recurring donations. Donations are capped at €100.00 a week per donor to prevent outside influence.
6 Patreon Alternatives for Your Startup in 2019
The difference between Liberapay and the other crowdfunding sites out there is that you don't link transactions to rewards or products. This eliminates most commercial-oriented projects.
10 Best Patreon Alternatives
Pledges, to donate to people who aren’t on Liberapay yet. Once they sign up they’ll receive the donations. Sponsors like nonprofits or businesses can also donate on Liberapay.

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