Accelerate your open source project towards sustainability.
With CodeFund, project maintainers can raise capital from the community, providing renewed time and resources to continue development.
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What is CodeFund?
CodeFund is a simple GitHub integration that allows developers to raise capital to fix issues or add new features. It creates no additional maintenance tasks, requires no marketing, and keeps the maintainer in control of their funds. The setup is extremely simple and maintainers can start collecting funds in minutes.
Who benefits from CodeFund?
Funding incentivizes maintainers to dedicate more time and resources to their projects. Funds give value to the maintainer's work, providing the community with insight into the extent of their efforts. With CodeFund the burden of project maintenance is shared with the community.
Maintainers have more time to acknowledge the efforts of their contributors. This relieves frustration and improves communication within the community.
Community members are empowered to make tangible contributions to support open source projects beyond just a thumbs up or comment.
Corporate sponsors can quickly fund the projects that they depend upon. This accelerates the progress of the project while giving back to the community, and improves the sponsor's reputation with developers.
How does it work?
1. Create a Fund
Just choose an issue, set a funding goal and approximate how long it will take to fix.
2. Announce on GitHub
A comment is automatically posted on GitHub under that issue announcing your fund.
3. Collect Donations
Community members can follow a link to your fund's page and donate any amount.
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Made possible by developers like you!
Set up a CodeFund for your open source project, or get involved with someone else's by providing tangible resources that will improve its sustainability. Link your GitHub account to get started.