What is your preferred option to donate to an open source project?
Call me old fashioned - but I still use regular bank transfers
Cheap. Easy. Only very few strings attached...
@LemmyDev for privacy reasons, I've stopped using Liberapay (only supports PayPal & Stripe). Patreon … well, you asked Open Source, right? Open Collective sounds promising, but it's still hard to withdraw w/o PayPal/Stripe & Co. So: SEPA. Maybe Bitcoin… if I'd receive some in my donation inbox :wink:
@LemmyDev I prefer bank transfer as up to today that is the only option I have. One exception if I could meet the person, I will donate in cash.
@LemmyDev standard bank transfer (as many here said: SEPA). Also using liberapay, but only if there's no more direct option. Also using patreon, but only as a last resort. (plus helping on bug tracker)
@LemmyDev Bank transfer/SEPA. If this isn't available, I sometimes use Paypal as a fallback, but I don't like it. If both options are not available, I don't donate.
I can't decide between patreon and opencollective because in each I miss a thing :
• In patreon I miss the transparency (expenses / budget) from opencollective.
• In opencollective I miss the "story component" where receivers update you.
@LemmyDev sometimes I use Paypal but most of the time I use direct money transfer from my bank account.
But my most preferred payment method is to put some money directly into the hands of my holy podcasters.
@LemmyDev [x] SEPA bank transfer.
Usually one has to ask for bank details because Paypal is offered by default...
@LemmyDev anything that works with credit card becausa it's almost always for me an international transaction
The problem with sending money is that most ways deanonymize at least one of the parties involved.
Order of preference:
- Handing over cash in-person (rarely available)
- Mailing a banknote in an envelope (doxxes the receiver, risk of theft)
- SEPA (deanonymizes both parties)
Will not use:
- Liberapay (ever since Mangopay broke up with them, only offers Stripe and PayPal)
- Stripe (probably evil, needs research)
- PayPal (definitely evil)
- Cryptocurrencies (don't want to contribute to the useless wasting of energy)
- Patreon (takes a chunk out of the money for the amazing service of taking the money and passing it on)
Bank transfer. Got me a multi-currency account (for other reasons), and now I can convert and transfer money very cheaply.
Patreon seems to work well, especially for low recurring payments to lots of small creators.
...and I'm still not caughtnup with liberapay. Should prolly do that one of these days...
@LemmyDev I love Patreon because it builds you a nice public profile of creators you like and support.
@LemmyDev liberapay has the most votes but if you look at activity of donations it's definitely the least used. OpenCollective and Patreon have way bigger audiences and OpenCollective is very involved in the FOSS community.
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