A collection of 51 posts
PHP Foundation: Alive and Kicking
PHP Foundation co-founder Roman Pronskiy on the state of the language, and why its future is bright. Born and raised in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Roman Pronsky has always worked in the tech industry. He started by studying math, and later programming organically fit in. After 10 years working as a software
Open Source Collective is Hiring!
Seeking a Senior Operations Manager, Product Manager and Software Developer. Open Source Collective [https://oscollective.org] (OSC) is a non-profit fiscal sponsor for over 3,000 open source projects [https://opencollective.com/opensource], which helped them raise $12m in 2021 [https://blog.opencollective.com/12m-for-open-source/]. OSC's mission is to create
Igalia's Open Prioritization Project: Advancing the Web Commons for All
The goal is nothing less than the democratization of the web’s future At Igalia [https://igalia.com], we believe very strongly in the open web and its advancement. One of the barriers we see to moving forward is that adding new features to web browsers has always been dependent
What happens when you donate to Morevna Project?
Transparently trace a $500 contribution through Open Collective The mission of Morevna Project [https://opencollective.com/morevnaproject] is to develop, improve and popularize open-source technologies for animation. While all money flows are transparent on Open Collective, it's interesting to trace and explain the path it takes in a specific example.
Helping Open-Source Contributors Escape Afghanistan
How the community came together to help families escape a war zone. The Persian proverb یکی برای همه و همه برای یکی means "Every one should sacrifice for the community, and the community should come together for the one" . This has been exemplified over the last month, as the open
FundOSS: We heard your questions, so we got you answers.
This Spring, we’ll be supercharging contributions in our first ever matching campaign! FundOSS is a pilot program of that uses a mathematical distribution of funds to proportionally multiply a single donation. If you want to learn more Read our FundOSS FAQ v1 below!
Supporting an Ethereum ecosystem with the OASIS Baseline Protocol
Open Source Collective is excited to be a partner the OASIS Baseline Protocol incentive program. Baseline just received a $100K grant from the Ethereum Foundation to advance their research efforts. We look forward to other collaboratively maintaining this work!
The impact of Airbnb's support for open source
Airbnb has long appeared on our top open source sponsors leaderboard, but this year they are taking it to the next level. More than just numbers, hearing from maintainers in their own words about how financial support has helped their projects thrive really drives home the impact open source sponsorship
GitHub Sponsors for Companies, Open Source Collective for People
Contribution to the sustainability of open source should be as easy as turning on a faucet. We’ve partnered with GitHub [https://blog.opencollective.com/double-the-love/] for some time already to enable Sponsors funding to flow through to Open Collective, and the integration has already channeled thousands [https://opencollective.com/
Open Source Collective News—Nov 2020
Holding trademarks, legal terms update, & ecosystem initiatives OSC is fiscal host to over 2,250 open source projects on Open Collective. 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
OSC Program Updates
A lot has been happening at Open Source Collective lately! FOSS Contributor Funds The season brought much momentum for the implementation and extension of the FOSS Contributor Fund. OSC Director of Growth and Partnerships Alyssa Wright spoke about FOSS Contributor funds at State of the Source. Image credit: GitCoinFunded by
New Paid Plans for Fiscal Hosts
We are launching updated features for Fiscal Hosts on Open Collective, with a new pricing plan. Fiscal Hosts are the entities behind the scenes who make it possible for Collectives to receive and spend money, these changes apply to them. The Story So Far We started Open Collective with a
Beyond post-install messages: npm adds support for package funding
Open Collective previously promoted the use of postinstall messages, output in the developer terminal each time someone installed a package. This practice proved controversial, and in September we stopped encouraging it [https://github.com/opencollective/opencollective/issues/2391]. We've let package maintainers use their best judgement to stop or continue
Indeed's Open Source Sustainability Strategy
During the last SustainOSS in London, Duane O'Brien let slip a comment that made me super happy, Indeed [https://indeed.com]was piloting a FOSS Sustainability Fund. A way to institutionalize corporate open source support, and even better, decentralize the decision making to their engineering force. I don't know if