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Holding project assets and trademarks

Open Source Collective now has the ability to hold trademarks and other non-monetary assets for open source projects. If you are interested in this service, please get in touch.

OSC Ecosystem Initiatives

We strive both to support our Collectives and to increase the health and sustainability of the open source ecosystem overall, with initiatives like FOSS Contributor funds, a coalition focused on dependency graphing, and the SustainOSS movement.

OSC Program Updates
A lot has been happening at Open Source Collective lately! FOSS Contributor FundsThe season brought much momentum for the implementation and extension of theFOSS Contributor Fund. OSC Director of Growth and Partnerships Alyssa Wright spoke about FOSSContributor funds at State of the Source.Fund…

We have made changes to the agreement governing the relationship between OSC and Collectives, the most significant of which enables holding non-monetary assets such as trademarks. We also took the opportunity to make several other small improvements. The basic services and fees of OSC remain unchanged. Continuing to use our service indicates your acceptance of the new terms.

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GitHub Sponsors Integration

To put a Sponsor button on your GitHub repo, as opposed to your individual profile, you need a corporate bank account. OSC is able to provide this, and credit Sponsors funds to your Collective balance. Almost 50 Collectives now getting monthly payouts, totalling over $40,000 so far. This integration is still in beta, and we've had a few issues resulting in payment delays, but now things are running a lot smoother. We're excited to grow our partnership with GitHub and continue to improve the experience.

How to connect Github Sponsors →

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

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 …

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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 …

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