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My work (timebyping.com) is looking to start donating small amounts of money to open source projects that sanctify or save time.

As a common theme of merv is journaling and time tracking, I'd love to hear suggestions from you all.

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@icco

1. have you decided on a 'platform' you'll use to do this when you have a choice on the matter? I know of [[opencollective]] but I wonder what else is out there.

@icco

2. one thing we want to do with [[fedstoa]] is to run public utility services for the community (fediverse bridging to begin with; hopefully one day search). We don't need money right now but you could donate time instead, if you were ever so inclined :)

@flaneur On 1. right now we're going to use Github. We're talking about other platforms, Patreon & OpenCollective for example, but right now we're keeping it simple.

2. I don't know anything about fedstoa. Where can I read to learn more?

@icco anagora.org/node/fedstoa

The drawback with Github is probably that you leave out the fraction of the ecosystem that is ideologically not aligned with Github (which is not open source).

@icco one service I dream of having in the agora is one in which you can 'send money' to any given entity, including projects, with only one click; and the platform handles payment routing/resolution without a commission.

@icco that is, the platform "figures it out" for you and the recipient if it can.

I reckon people would donate a lot more without friction. This has possible implications in the effective altruism space.

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