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  • Coming soon to Steam...
    Maybe it's possible to use some non profit that acts as a legal home for open source projects like open collective or spi, but getting profits from a sold product might be a problem (maybe the non profits will need to set up a for profit entity like mozilla). - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • How can I reach outside my circle of friends?
    I believe you can use to fulfill the nonprofit requirement. - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
  • Closing Down – Enlightened Perl
    EPO did a lot of good things over the years. I think it's now a lot easier to collect funds via services like, but EPO helped us out at MetaCPAN a great deal right from the early days. - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Introducing the South Durham Sorghum Society
    You can just show up to any of our events, but if you want to help organize those events, we do that on OpenCollective so message us there! - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • My GitHub Sponsors Revenue @ 2022
    There are now mechanisms such as GitHub Sponsors and Open Collective that allow individuals and organizations to support open source financially as well. Both supporters and recipients should consider taking advantage of these programs. - Source: / 3 months 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
  • OSS Sponsoring by Usage? 💰📈
    What I was asking myself is if there is already a tool/method to track the actual usage of a certain library or all dependencies of a project in general - and then use that data to aggregate & distribute donations to those people using the well-known platforms like GitHub Sponsors, Buy Me A Coffee, Open Collective, and all the others... - Source: / 3 months ago
  • How to monetize open-source software
    Another approach is to collect donations from users who want to support your work. This can be done through platforms like Patreon or OpenCollective, which allow users to make voluntary contributions. You can also offer paid support or consulting services to users who want help using or integrating your library. This can be a good way to generate revenue, and it can also help to build relationships with your users... - Source: / 3 months ago
  • Fosstodon Hub – More Upgrades
    I've seen a few Mastodon instances using which seems like a pretty reasonable way to cover ongoing costs and the like. Here's an example: - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Ape historian needs a bit of help from y'all - if you can spare 2 minutes.
    A potentially good answer may be, which is a fully transparent donation platform that allows for trustless accounting, donations, etc. If the mods would be willing to work with you and figure out a solution, this may be a good step towards getting a platform capable of chronicling all data like you have been, but without space/funding issues. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Incidents caused by unappreciated OSS maintainers or underfunded OSS projects
    Both Tidelift and Paydevs solve a pretty specific scenario. IMO, they are not useful unless you are writing a library, or similar type of open source project which is usually invisible (yet can still be critical). Most libraries rarely need the kind of maintenance work that justifies paying people full-time on them. It's often the case that a library is written and then done - future development may be... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Libertarian Party Works to Bring Aid to Hurricane Ian Victims
    If your wanting transparancy your probably better off donating to the groups on open collective - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Midori Browser now on Opencollective
    According to the portal itself, they describe themselves as:. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • How to store money for a housing co-op?
    This is what I was just about to link to: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • A curated list of monetization approaches for open-source software. What have we missed? Feedback welcome!
    Maybe it's there but I couldn't find it, Open Collective: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • The project we are trying to do
    Wide use of #4opens based social technology would build this, you need society to change society so its a political project at root #OGB and for "politics" to work out need information, thus working media #indymediaback The project we are trying to do, you can get involved or support the project - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • A handy guide to financial support for open source
    There are a lot of competitors in this space, everything from for-profits like Open Collective to non-profits like snowdrift (which isn't live yet). - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Murder in the Squash Court
    Https:// is one possibility. I am happy to provide more possibilities if you are serious. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Transparency regarding u/Millertime1216's ban
    For those of you that love transparency, and if you ever want your own business/fundraising ventures to be open to scrutiny, utilize a beautiful platform called which allows for the public to see where money is going for businesses and fundraising. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • How to Thank Sponsors for Supporting Your Open Source Project
    Today, platforms like Open Collective and GitHub Sponsors make paying it forward convenient. But after you, the maintainer, create a Sponsors page and land your first sponsor, what's next? How do you ensure sponsors continue to support you? - Source: / 9 months ago
  • StrapiConf 2022: Our favorite talks
    The organizers did an amazing job hosting this virtual event, which included a perk for everyone who registered: a $10 credit for OpenCollective which they could donate to their favorite open source project. - Source: / 11 months ago

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