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This document:http://oss.fundLatest addition: AWS Promotional Credit
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Maintainer:https://twitter.com/bibryamMost active projects - 4
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Last updated:October 14, 2019Estabilished platforms - 3
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NameShort DescriptionOrganizational StructureMonetization 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.CorporationDonation 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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AWS Promotional CreditAWS promotional credits to open source projects used to perform testing, CI/CD, or storage of artifacts on AWS.CorporationFree resources to further expand and innovateClose sourceLive
Not a direct monetization method, but support for OSS projects that could enable monetization
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https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/
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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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BeerpayAllows simple funding development of existing or new features for Github based projects using Chrome extentionCorporationDonation, issue fundingClose sourceLive
>70 givers
Stripe, BitcoinUnclear
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https://beerpay.io/
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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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Commit ChangeA hosted fundraising platform (based on Houdini listed below) for people at all technical skill levels with possibility to get assistance from the support team too.CorporationCrowdfundOpen sourceLive
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Stripe3% of online donations + payment processor feesA rich feature set platform
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https://commitchange.com/
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Community BridgeA new platform by Linux Foundation to help advance sustainability, security, and diversity in open source technology by enabling developers to transparently raise and spend funding; providing transparency into potential vulnerabilities and fixes; and advancing diversity.non-profitCrowdfundClose sourceLive
<10 projects
Zero fees for first $10M donated through CommunityBridge. After that, 5% platform fee plus the payment processor’s fee.
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https://communitybridge.org/
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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.non-profit (Linux Foundation)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.GovernmentEU 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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GoteoA platform for crowdfunding or collective financing and distributed collaboration (services, infrastructures, microtasks) for projects which, apart from giving individual rewards, also generate a collective return through fomenting the commons, open code and/or free knowledge. non-profitCrowdfundClosed sourceLive
>100
Credit card, PayPal, or Goteo Virtual Purse.4%
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https://goteo.org/
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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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GitFundOpen source project sponsorship platform for tiered support such as Gold, Silver, Bronze sponsors, etc.Sponsorship for prioritized support and visbilityOpen sourceOn holdStripe
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https://gitfund.io
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GitHub SponsorsAllows the developer community to financially support the people who design, build, and maintain the open source projects they depend on, directly on GitHub.CorporationSponsorship for bug reports, issue triage, code, documentation, leadership, business development, project management, mentorship, design, etc. Closed sourceBeta programACH/SEPA or wireFree for the first yearhttps://help.github.com/en/articles/github-sponsors-additional-terms
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https://github.com/sponsors
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GitstoreAn online-store-like platform for selling access to public or private repositories, packages, etc.CorporationSubscription, purchase or donation plans for reposClosed sourceLive
> 10 maintainers
StripeFrom free to 50$/month
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https://gitstore.app/
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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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HoudiniHoudini is an all-in-one fundraising platform developed in Ruby on Rails and licensed under AGPL/LGPFrom donation forms to crowdfunding sitesOpen sourceLiveMultipleA very comprehensive platform
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https://houdiniproject.org/
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IndigogoA crowdfunding and indemand campaignining platform with marketplace. CorporationCampaign 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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KickstarterKickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. CorporationCrowdfundClose sourceLive
>10000
5% + processing feesThe most popular crowdfund platform out there
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https://www.kickstarter.com
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LiberapayLiberapay is a recurrent donations platform where people who benefit from free work support creators.a non-profit organization Donations Close sourceLive
>100
The average is expected to be below 5% in all cases.
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https://liberapay.com/
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License ZeroA techno-legal vending machine (platform and tools) for dual-licensed open software.CorporationDual licensing platformOpen sourceLive
> ?
Stripe 1% of gross sales
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https://licensezero.com/
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LyfevestConnecting enterprise developers who are using open source with the contributors who are creating open source.CorporationSubscription based supportOpen sourceBetaNot clear yet
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https://lyfevest.io/
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NLnetFinancially supporting organizations and people that contribute to an open information society with ideas to fix the internet since 1997.Donations funded pods for targeted compute themesClose sourceLive
>50
cash, credit cad, paypal, bitcoin, etc
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https://nlnet.nl/
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Open CollectiveProvides tools for collectives to receive money and mechanisms to spend their money in a transparent way.CorporationDonations Open sourceLive
>1000
"Setting up a Collective is free, but there are fees if you want to accept and pay out money, usually 5%-10%." https://docs.opencollective.com/help/about/pricing
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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.CorporationTask, 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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Open Source DesignA community of designers and developers pushing open design processes and improving design of open source software.non-profitJobs boardOpen sourceLive
> 100 jobs
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https://opensourcedesign.net/
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PatreonEmpowers membership businesses for creators through regular donations.CorporationRegular donationsClose sourceLive
>1000
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https://patreon.com
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PledgecampPledgecamp is a decentralized ecosystem for crowdfunding with blockchain protected investments.CorporationCrowdfundClose sourceBeta implementation
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https://pledgecamp.com/
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SnowdriftA nonprofit cooperative for funding public goods – things like software, music, journalism, and research.non-profitPatreon like donations with matching limitsClose sourceDevelopment
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https://snowdrift.coop/
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Software Freedom ConservancyA not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend FLOSS projects. non-profitDonnations 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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Software in the Public Interest A non-profit organization to help organizations develop and distribute open hardware and softwareDonation based sponsor of non-technical administrative tasks Close sourceLive
39 projects
Momany (check , paypal), equipment, services
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https://www.spi-inc.org/
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