re: GitHub announces "GitHub Sponsors" VIEW POST

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This seems pretty natural and powerful. Most open-source projects that I've seen so far seem to use a collection of Patreon, OpenCollective, and a manual process for their sponsorships. Having it integrated into GitHub makes a lot of sense.

It will be interesting to see if this helps pave the way for larger enterprise companies to start paying more substantially and regularly into the open-source projects that they rely on.

I'll also be interested to study @dff_55 's post a bit more closely to look at how Tidelift and others are involved:

 
 

It will be interesting to see if this helps pave the way for larger enterprise companies to start paying more substantially and regularly into the open-source projects that they rely on.

It won't. There are enough examples where enterprises already had plenty of opertunity to donate money on projects they relied upon, but never paid a dime.

My dear is that this sponsorship will create a market place of premium suport, and lock down project contributions inbfear of reduced benefits.

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