I am not abandoning Patreon by any means but if you previously had qualms with Patreon as a proprietary platform, Mastodon now has a team on Liberapay: https://liberapay.com/Mastodon/
I also have a personal account that some people already pledged to before I signed up, I don't know how to deal with that, but here you go (it's linked from the team)
@Gargron Thanks! I'll be seriously considering migrating my contribution.
The licensing that Patreon requires does not sit well with me, but I'm not a creator or a user so I'm open to alternative interpretations.
@BryanLunduke Would be interested in what you think of Liberapay as a Patreon alternative (Downsides seem to be that it is EUR-biased at the moment).
"6. Intellectual property
When the user transmits to the service a copyrighted content, it authorizes [Liberapay] to store, copy, translate, and publish it. By doing so the user declares that they hold the rights necessary to grant this licence."
Much less all-encompassing than the like for Patreon.
@Gargron just pledged on there as well, surprisingly, and satisfyingly, easy and straightforward. Good on both of you for supporting the platform!
As @Gargron said, we are not abandoning Patreon by any stretch, we are merely offering a complement for those who have an aversion to Patreon.
But, for all other contributors I've also made a Mastodon community on @Liberapay
Which means that supporters can easily find contributors etc that they want to support.
@Gargron have Glad to see you ditching Patreon.
There is still time to stop Patreon gaining monopoly position in it's niche.
Lots of great alternatives like liberapay, gratipay among others...
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!