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NameShort DescriptionMonetization ModelsTechnologyStatus/ActivityPayment MethodsFeesComments
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Amazon SmileAmazon donates 0.5% of the eligible net purchase price to the charitable organisation of choice, such as OSS foundations.Donation from purchasesClose sourceLive
Any Amazon supported payment methodDonates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees)
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https://smile.amazon.com/
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Bounties NetworkDecentralized task based bounty platform with Ethereum based staking and arbitration.BountyBlockchain
Ethereum
Live
<100 bounties
Cryptocurrency
Ether, ERC20 token
0% +
Ethereum gas
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https://bounties.network/
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Bounty SourceBountysource is the funding platform for open-source software by creating/collecting bounties and pledging to fundraisers.Bounties, Crowdfunding, Donations.Close sourceLive
>1000 bounties
PayPal, Bitcoin, physical check10% + transaction
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https://bountysource.com
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BugmarkA platform, used to conduct research into the use of incentives and prediction markets and tooling for open-source projects. Insentive and predictionBlockchainDevelopment
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https://bugmark.net/
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Buy me CoffeAllows creators to receive support and share premium content with a link or a button on their website.One time small donations (as in buying somebody a coffee)Close sourceLive
>100 creators
Bank transfer5% + Stripe fees
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https://www.buymeacoffee.com/
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Carbon AdsConnecting designers, developers, and tech-savvy audiences with relevant brands through curate publishers and advertisers.AdsClose sourceLive
>10 publishers
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https://carbonads.net/
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Code FundCodeFund is an ethical ad platform that funds contributorsof the open source ecosystem AdsOpen sourceLive
>10
ETH, DAI , PayPal, JustWorks0% +
transaction
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https://codefund.io/
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CoinlancerAllows freelancers and clients connect remotely through smart contracts and exchange digital services for monetary value.BountyBlockchain
Ethereum
Live
>10 bounties
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https://coinlancer.com/
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Core Infrastructure InitiativeA Linux Foundation initiative to collaboratively identify, fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure that are in need of assistance.GrantsClose sourceLive
<10 projects
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https://www.coreinfrastructure.org/
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EllcrysDecentralized censorship-resistant Git hosting service and monetization platform through paid feature branches and bug fixesPaid development, bug fixing, and token/coin based monetization modelsBlockchainDevelopment
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https://ellcrys.co/
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FOSS PayA self hosted Python, PostgreSQL based donation collection for groups and individuals.One time or reccuring donationsOpen processLive
>100 gihtub stars
2.9% + 30¢https://drewdevault.com/2018/01/16/Fees-on-donation-platforms.html
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https://github.com/ddevault/fosspay
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Free and Open Source Software AuditFOSSA helps improve the overall security of the Internet through acitivities such as bug bounties, hackathons, and having it sponsored by EU budget.EU sponsorred support for OSSOpen processLive
>10
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3375
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https://juliareda.eu/2018/12/eu-fossa-bug-bounties/
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FunditionFundition is a decentralized, peer-to-peer crowdfunding and collaboration platform, built on the Steem blockchain. CrowdfundBlockchain
Steem
Live
>100
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https://fundition.io
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Fund RequestA decentralised marketplace for requesting development bugfixes, security audits, etc to the Open Source developer community. BountyBlockchain
Ethereum
Live
<10
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https://fundrequest.io/
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GitcoinGitcoin is the easiest wayto leverage the open source community to incentivize or monetize work.Bounty, multi-party bounty, contest, reccuring payments, kudos, tips.Open sourceLive
>100
Cryptocurrency
Ether, ERC20 token
0% +
Ethereum gas
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https://gitcoin.co/
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Give EthDecentralized transparent not-for-profit donation platform supporting open source projects with Ethereum donations.DonationsBlockchain
Ethereum
Live
>10
Cryptocurrency
Ether
0% +
Ethereum gas
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https://giveth.io/
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Hit ChainA developer autonomous community that bring together developers, investors and IT experts Decentralized ecosystemBlockchain
EOS
Development
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http://hitchain.org/
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HackenA decentralized bug bounty platform for cybersecurity and cooperation between ethical hackers and customers. Token based bounty platformBlockchain
Ethereum
Development
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https://hacken.io/
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HopsieAllows fundrasing through donaition campaigns and follow up with marketing campaignsOnce or recurring donationsClose sourceLive
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https://hopsie.com/
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IndigogoA crowdfunding and indemand campaignining platform with marketplace. Campaign and ondemand fundingClose sourceLive
>100 campaigns
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https://indiegogo.com/
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Issue HuntAllows open source project owners to fund Github issues and developers to hunt the issues.Issue based bountiesClose sourceLive
>10 issues
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https://issuehunt.io/
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IT SphereWe bring together digital products developers, outsource developers, investors and IT expertsDecentralized platformBlockchain
EOS
Development
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https://itsphere.io/
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KatalyseAllows project creators to raise funds and kickstart their projects. The focus of the platform is moving into launching and listing ICOs.ICO BountiesClose sourceLive
>10
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https://katalyse.io/
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KauriA platform for decentralized technical knowledge base for the Ethereum ecosystem by incentivising creators and the community.Content creationBlockchain
Ethereum
Development
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https://kauri.io/
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LiberapayLiberapay is a recurrent donations platform where people who benefit from free work support creators.Donations Close sourceLive
>100
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https://liberapay.com/
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Open CollectiveProvides tools for collectives to receive money and mechanisms to spend their money in a transparent way.Donations Open sourceLive
>1000
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https://opencollective.com/
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Open GiftAllows open source consumers to send requests for implementations to the open source project teams.Task, project goalsBlockchain
Hyperdger Fabric
Live
>10
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https://opengift.io/
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Open Source CoinA decentralized network run by the community and contributors, with a sustainable economy and value redistribution.Crypto TokenBlockchainDevelopment
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http://oscoin.io/
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PatreonEmpowers membership businesses for creators through regular donations.Regular donationsClose sourceLive
>1000
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https://patreon.com
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Software Freedom ConservancyA not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend FLOSS projects. Donnations and software foundation kind of servicesClose sourceLive
>50
Check, PayPal, eBay sales, Amazon purchases, stock10%
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https://sfconservancy.org/
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SourceCredA tool for attributing credit to contributions based on metrics that describes how important they were.Generates metrics that can be used to pay forOpen sourceDevelopment, prototypeCan complement a donation platform
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https://sourcecred.io/
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StatusBlockchain and crypto focused bountues platform.BountiesBlockchain
Ethereum
Live
>50
Cryptocurrency
Ether, ERC20 token
0% +
Ethereum gas
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https://openbounty.status.im/
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TideliftProfessional assurances directly from the open source experts who know it best.Support & SubsriptionClose sourceLive
>100
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https://tidelift.com/
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Travis Foundation Open Source Grants supports projects by funding the maintainer’s work for a specific time span e.g. last for one, three or six months.Maintainer grantsClose sourceDevelopment
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https://foundation.travis-ci.org/grants/
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UtopianA provider of free crowdsourcing services to open source projects by incentivizing contributionCrowdsourcingBlockchain
Steem
Live
>10
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https://utopian.io
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This document:http://oss.fund
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DM updates/entries to:https://twitter.com/bibryam
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Maintainer:http://www.ofbizian.com/p/about.html
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Last updated:January 21, 2019
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