Open Source Software Funding Platforms Registry


#1

Inspired by Sustain Summit, I started maintaining a list of all the known platforms for sustaining and monetizing open source software: http://oss.fund/

Let me know if you come across any other platforms/tools, etc.

Cheers,


#2

Awesome! Great job @bibryam!


#3

I think you missed Open Source Initiative which is a great supporter of funding to open source projects


#4

hi Jaskirat, I couldnt find out how is OSI supporting OSS projects financially, what is the process?


#5

I don’t know about OSI.

The Core Infrastructure Initiative was established after heartbleed to finance OpenSSL and other projects.


#6

thanks, didn’t know about CII. It seems pretty focused and only 9 projects sponsored, but added to the list.


#7

Hey there,

This is a great idea. Thanks for creating it.


#8

@GeorgLink thanks for it.


#9

Do initiatives like latest EU bug bounty program are included in this category?


#10

It is now. Thanks for the heads up!


#11

Big kudos putting this together! Someone on Twitter mentioned Amazon Smile, too, and I’ve seen some European open source podcasts even rely on referrals.

I quoted you on a brief explainer (in Spanish) and list of sources around the late 2018 open source sustainability debate.


#12

I’ve added Amazon Smiles to the list. And also updated my Smiles account to donate to a software foundation.
Thanks for mentioning the list on your video.


#13

I appreciate the heck out of your effort with that list and have a probable addition (for the grant section): prototypefund.de . Only for People with residency in Germany, funding up to 47,5k€ for six month. Application for grants (wich are invited to respond to different topics) every half year or so.

But: does this list has to be hosted on google docs?! :anguished:


#14

thanks, I’ve added it the list.

Google docs is a temp solution and I will create a website for it at some point.