Open Collective Update - November 2020

Open Collective Update - November 2020

Spam Update

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Open Collective Stories


Amidst the election, a new network map analyzes politicians' tweets. This open-source anti-'infodemic' tool can tell you who Trump interacts with and who has influence on politicians online.

Amidst the election, a new network map analyzes politicians’ tweets
This open-source anti-‘infodemic’ tool can tell you who Trump interacts with andwho has influence on politicians online.“The ‘infodemic’ we are experiencing now works in many ways like a pandemic,”says SMAT co-creator Emmi Bevensee. The Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT) was designed to help …


A conference celebrating Black excellence in tech, creating an apprenticeship pipeline, and providing a space for Black people in tech to learn, grow, and amplify their voices.

Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech
Juneteenth Conference & a Tech Apprenticeship Pipeline

▶️  Program updates from OSC, including FOSS Contributor Funds, dependency graphing, and the latest from Sustain.

🖥️ provides a video-conferencing service built on open source tools, helped by funding from their Collective.

🇳🇿  Open Collective New Zealand has a new website and is launching a partnership enabling charity fundholding.

🏃 The Endurance Scholarship, which provides financial support to Chicago students of color, is expanding its program due to an influx of donations.

🍏 Humboldt Park Solidarity Network has delivered 54,250 pounds of fresh produce and dairy to families in need.

🙅 The creator of faker.js takes a stand against companies using open source without giving back, saying "No more free work".

Tweets that make us proud

Monthly Leaderboard

Top Financial Contributors

  1. Facebook Open Source $200,000
  2. Salesforce $119,097
  3. Reid Hoffman $100,000
  4. Fastrack Institute $66,000
  5. Omidyar Network $50,000
  6. EMCC France $50,300
  7. Fundacion Cleanwave $23,560
  8. GitHub Sponsors $23,542
  9. Parliamentary Agora $22,272
  10. Aspiration Tech $20,000
  11. XR France $13,227

Top Collectives

by new contributors

More for Moria +321
Bushwick Ayuda Mutua +194
Darkreader +80
Svelte +80

Top New Collectives

by contributions

Le Monde à l’Endroit $2,425
Against Holiday Hunger $2,280
Céréales Killer $1,677