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Liberapay Reviews

Liberapay is a recurrent donations platform.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Liberapay and what they use it for.
  • 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 / about 1 month 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: Reddit / 3 months 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: Reddit / 3 months 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: Reddit / 3 months 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: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Ways of Monetisation and Popularity
    I don't know about advertising, but you can try LiberaPay to monetize it. - Source: Reddit / 7 months 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: Reddit / 9 months 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 / 10 months 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: Reddit / 11 months 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: Reddit / 12 months 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: Reddit / 12 months 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: Reddit / about 1 year 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: Reddit / about 1 year 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 / about 1 year ago
  • Least-worst donations/money sending platform?
    Https:// - can make one off payments as well. Wire transfer is off where you live? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year 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: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Open-Source Contributors Worth Sponsoring
    Https:// (typically requires OSS license + 100 stars + 2 contributors). - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year 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: Reddit / over 1 year 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 1 year 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: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Just tried elementary os for a couple of days, here are some things I think would be great to have on gnome
    I think that the elementary os style "pay what you want" approach combined with something like where you can set aside a fixed amount of money every month to be divided between the apps you use would be great. This can be integrated with platforms like , or flattr. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year 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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