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Looking to Partner With Open-source Maintainers

vbordo profile image Victor Bordo ・1 min read

Hey dev.to! I recently got accepted to YC's Startup School. I'm exploring different ways for OSS maintainers to sustain their projects financially. The current concept is DevFlight. Right now I'm looking for open-source maintainers (preferably working on infrastructure projects) who are interested in partnering with me. If you're a maintainer/significant contributor and you'd like to chat, please send along your email via this signup form. General feedback in the comments section is also appreciated. Thanks so much!

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rhymes

Hi Victor, congratulations!

About how OSS maintainers sustain the projects...

Henry Zhu @hzoo , maintainer of Babel.jsm is vocal about sustainability in open source projects, check his latest post: dev.to/hzoo/babel-7-is-released-lb3

Evan You, maintainer of Vue.js, recently shared his story about becoming a full time dev on Vue through Patreon contributions.

Both aren't infrastructure projects but I'm sure you can take away something from their experiences.

Good luck!

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Victor Bordo Author

Thanks @rhymes this is helpful. I'm very curious to read about their experiences. Definitely still open to chatting with non-infrastructure based OSS project maintainers if you're interested @hzoo !

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Jess Lee (she/her)

@ben starts a weekly 'looking for open source contributors' post. Here's the one from last week -- maybe you can ask some of the folks there :)

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Victor Bordo Author

Great suggestion, thanks so much Jess!

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Ben Halpern

Good luck, I hope you find some great insights. You're more than welcome to publish some of these learnings back here as you go!

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Victor Bordo Author

Thanks Ben. I'll definitely contribute back!

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Manish Saraan

I have created a project directory for projects whose authors are looking for maintainers.
Here is the link: lookingformaintainers.com