Funding open source


#1

What about using something like OpenCollective to get these features funded?
https://opencollective.com/opensource


#2

@Natea That could be something interesting to try yep. It seem more focused on being a Patreon alternative though, rather than funding specific projects, right?


#3

That’s an interesting idea, but I’m not sure how well it would fit with having corporations or other organizations help with funding. I have no idea how I’d set it up so that Cloudera could contribute to project there, other than maybe making the contribution personally and then expensing it, and I imagine it would be even harder for people from universities or other places with more bureaucracy.


#4

@Rowan Yup, with this donation model, I would also expect it would fit more individuals contributing to a project they like, a bit like for Patreon, which it seem to be inspired from.

For companies/institution, the financial contribution would probably need to have a clearer scope - ie be a specific service of development that the company or institution pays for? Ie, be closer to a coproduction model for a given scope, rather than an open-ended donation without a specific return.