Open Source Collective News—Nov 2019
New Funding Options
A new feature enables funding directly through a Sponsor button on project repos and payment through Github to your Collective. To activate it, you need an entity and a bank account for your project—luckily, we already provide that as your fiscal sponsor! We're working with Github to offer Collectives early access to this invite-only feature.
In collaboration with Open Collective, npm has added support for a brand new funding field in package.json. After npm install, developers will be notified of packages seeking funding and can type npm fund to see more info. To participate, you'll need to add the "funding" property to package.json and publish a new version.
Back Your Stack
Funders can now make a single payment to support all their dependencies at once, and we'll automatically disburse the money to Collectives.
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Monday, November 25 at 7:00pm
Welcoming Open Collective CEO Pia Mancini, Molly de Blanc from Open Source Initiative, GNOME, and Software Freedom Conservancy, Andy Bonventre, leader of the Go open source project at Google, Saasify founder Travis Fischer, author and grant writer Sumana Harihareswara, Hacktoberfest co-founder and Digital Ocean dev advocate Daniel Zaltsman, Dan Kohn, Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation—and you!
And mark your calendars for....
What motivates sponsors to fund open source? Get the inside story!
"It gives us access to a diverse talent pool that would be impossible to build internally. I think of it as having expertise on retainer."
"Open source is foundational to everything we do. We teach open source, we use open source, and we support open source."
- Welcome to our newest team member Alyssa, bringing expertise in marketing, partnerships, and business development.
- And welcome to our two new board members, Samson Goddy of Open Source Community Africa and Eric Berry from CodeFund.
- Notes from the October OSC board meeting, including our transparent finances and operational updates.
- Expanded bounty program: get paid to help improve your experience as an Open Collective user.
- Babel's funding plans - taking a successful Collective even further.
- Gatsby is now a company - 'graduating' from Collective to sponsor.
- Indeed FOSS Contributor fund - a call for companies to step up.
- Scarf - new package manager with built-in crypto payments.
- PyPI Thanks - helping you fund the python packages you use.
- Pika Community - free platform for OS community engagement.
- 10 lessons I learned from maintaining an open source community.
- Code[ish] podcast with Open Collective lead dev Francois.