This is a short post about recent changes I'm facing during the last few months in my open source community.
Hence this month, I'm moving backing off Patreon to donating directly via PayPal. Here's how I'm doing that:
- During the month, I pick projects and save its links in the notepad list; Sourcing from
package.jsonand websites I visit;
- Once a month, I have a recurring reminder that it's time to donate!
- In less than an hour I pick 2-3 projects and start looking for the "donate" button;
- If I can not find a button, I'm sending a nice supportive email, kindly asking for a PayPal link.
That's it! Sometimes contributors are not seeking cash support, but receiving my short email is inspirational and emotional support.
Support projects and contributors you rely on!
Are you an open source contributor or community member? Please, share how's your experience has changed during the global lockdown.
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