How to support development of Nextcloud and it's environment financially - Alternative to bountysource

Hey,

as explained in the following thread, bountysource shouldn’t be used any more:

Although the concept of bounties might have it’s challenges, I think it’s important to give the community and smaller enterprises a possibility to support the implementation of features and getting bugs fixed by combining financial efforts.

In order to achieve some impact it would be good to chose the platform wisely so I suppose we should discuss it here.

Do you got ideas on where and how to manage this? Experiences with alternative platforms?

Cheers!

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It’s a fairly long read but these guys go into all the models;

https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/other-crowdfunding

Personally I think https://issuehunt.io/ is a good alternative.

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issuehunt is a good one. Not sure how people here feel about ETH coins as payment (Has a USD options as well… I think, or do they just display USD equivalent?), but can check out https://gitcoin.co

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I was recommended https://opencollective.com/ which, among others support a bounty program. FOSS platform and used by quite some known organisations. I was thinking to move over as well but would be nice to hear some feedback from people who use it already.

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It’s fascinating how they think they should get a payday when their platform fails to deliver.

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I’m personally against implementing a bounty program, but I would still like to see a way to support volunteer maintainers.

OpenCollective is a very good platform in my opinion as it allows funds and foundations to support smaller projects with big one-time donations from corporations. It also is well suited to manage a group of collaborators.

One idea as an alternative to a bounty program would be to create a Nextcloud volunteer organisation on OpenCollective and devise a way to split the money among the members (maybe via a voting system of some selection of community members?)

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