Candidates for list inclusion #1

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You can add candidates for list inclusion here, and they will be processed in due time.


Open standards:

Funding-related information sources:

Resources to parse:

Open-source bounties:

Grants / funds:

Crowdfunding / fundraising:

Crowdfunding (self-hosted, open-source):

Gift economy / Non-monetary (e.g. timebanking):

Bartering:

Mutual Credit:

Payment systems:

Big / 'Unicorn' payment systems:

(Not decided whether these are valid for inclusion, but alternatives to Stripe must be known about)

Intermediaries:

Content monetization:

Accounting software:

Company FOSS support:

You can add candidates for list inclusion here, and they will be processed in due time. --- Open standards: - [ ] https://webmonetization.org/ - [ ] https://spritelyproject.org/#hyptis - [ ] https://interledger.org - [ ] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc8905 ('payto' URI scheme) Funding-related information sources: - [ ] https://github.com/nayafia/lemonade-stand - [ ] https://write.as/matt/monetizing-writing (with Write.as, WriteFreely) - [ ] https://small-tech.org/videos/small-is-beautiful-05/ (Funding + Public stack) - [ ] http://blog.hasslberger.com/docs/decentralizedcurrency.pdf (Money as IOU's) Resources to parse: - [ ] https://github.com/nayafia/microgrants (suggested by [@spekulatius](https://github.com/humanetech-community/awesome-humane-tech/issues/47#issue-718319440) on GH) - [ ] https://blog.corbin.io/post/630514246039617537/creating-healther-internet-tipjar - [ ] https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/learning/research-reports/roads-and-bridges-the-unseen-labor-behind-our-digital-infrastructure/ - [ ] https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/grants - [ ] https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/other-crowdfunding - [ ] https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/payment-services - [ ] https://github.com/fossjobs/fossjobs/wiki/Resources - [ ] https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/grants-and-funding-for-our-projects/86 - [ ] https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/grants-and-funding-for-community-stuff/87 - [ ] https://changeset.nyc/resources/quick-intro-to-grants.html - [ ] https://github.com/nayafia/lemonade-stand - [ ] https://renewablefreedom.org/grants/funding-sources/ - [ ] https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom-agenda/funding-opportunity/online-platforms - [ ] https://codeberg.org/swiso/website/issues/111 - [ ] https://github.com/sustainers/awesome-oss-funding - [ ] https://monetizeyourcode.com/ - [ ] https://michielbdejong.com/ - [ ] https://nlnet.nl/foundation/network.html - [ ] https://cyber.harvard.edu/projectvrm/EmanciPay - [ ] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29683331 - [ ] https://github.com/PayDevs/awesome-oss-monetization (and https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31292768 ) Open-source bounties: - [x] https://www.bountysource.com - [ ] https://gitpay.me/#/ - [ ] https://rysolv.com/ - [ ] ~~https://gitcoin.co/~~ (blockchain) - [ ] https://issuehunt.io/ Grants / funds: - [x] https://nlnet.nl/ - [x] https://www.sidnfonds.nl/excerpt - [x] https://prototypefund.de/en/ - [ ] https://www.grantfortheweb.org/ - [ ] https://www.fdl-lef.org/ - [ ] https://www.ngi.eu (and https://dapsi.ngi.eu/) - [ ] https://digitalfreedomfund.org/ - [ ] https://www.opentech.fund/ - [ ] https://www.opentech.fund/funds/internet-freedom-fund/ - [ ] https://culturalfoundation.eu/initiatives/culture-of-solidarity-fund - [ ] https://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/ - [ ] https://seedcommons.org/ (US-only) - [ ] https://sovereigntechfund.de/en - [ ] https://www.gandi.net/en/gandi-supports (general support + financial) - [ ] https://github.com/PlaintextGroup/oss-virtual-incubator (not eligible, Schmidt Futures) - [ ] https://www.outreachy.org/ - [ ] https://wellcome.org/grant-funding Crowdfunding / fundraising: - [ ] https://snowdrift.coop (crowdmatching) - [ ] ~~https://fundoss.org/~~ (crowdmatching, blockchain, big tech supported) --> working with OpenCollective. Reconsider? - [ ] https://ko-fi.com/ - [ ] https://www.gofundme.com/ - [ ] https://salt.bountysource.com/ - [x] https://opencollective.com/ - [ ] https://liberapay.com/ - [ ] https://www.indiegogo.com - [ ] https://patreon.com - [ ] https://backmyart.com/ (funding for artists) - [ ] https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ - [ ] https://gitcom.org/ - [ ] https://techcultivation.org/ - [ ] https://wefunder.com/ - [ ] https://onlysponsors.dev - [ ] https://flossbank.com/ (also offers ad-based funding, besides donations) - [ ] https://cobudget.co/ - [ ] https://github.com/gratipay/ (dead project, source available) - [ ] https://donorbox.org/ - [ ] https://comradery.co/ - [ ] https://www.pledge.to/ - [ ] https://backme.org/ - [ ] https://commitchange.com/ - [ ] https://flattr.com/ - [ ] https://www.crowdsupply.com/ (open hardware funding) - [ ] https://github.com/YunoHost/pepettes (donate via Stripe) - [ ] https://www.crowdcube.com/ - [ ] https://www.stackaid.us/ Crowdfunding (self-hosted, open-source): - [ ] https://donatinator.org/ - [ ] https://sr.ht/~sircmpwn/fosspay/ - [ ] https://github.com/shleeable/shleepay (fork of FOSSPay with added value) Gift economy / Non-monetary (e.g. timebanking): - [ ] https://honorpay.org/how-it-works - [ ] https://www.sharebay.org/how-it-works - [ ] https://hourworld.org/ - [ ] https://cashless.social (not yet public, clear what it is) - [ ] https://www.volunteersbase.com/ - [ ] https://www.volunteermatch.org/ - [ ] https://www.mutualaidnetwork.org/ - [ ] https://creditcommonssociety.org Bartering: - [ ] https://villages.io/about/how_it_works/ Mutual Credit: - [ ] https://opencredit.network/ - [ ] https://www.creditcommons.net/ - [ ] https://www.offsetcredit.org/ (interesting: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23438241 ) - [ ] https://rumplepay.com/ (classic Ripple, before blockchain) - [ ] https://joincircles.net/ Payment systems: - [ ] https://taler.net/en/ - [ ] https://cash.app/ - [ ] https://www.epicompany.eu/ (Unified payment solution tailored for Europe) - [ ] https://www.bunq.com/ (personal banking) - [ ] https://github.com/killbill/killbill Big / 'Unicorn' payment systems: (Not decided whether these are valid for inclusion, but alternatives to Stripe must be known about) - [ ] https://fastspring.com/ (used by masto.host) - [ ] https://www.mollie.com/en (EU-based) Intermediaries: - [ ] https://tidelift.com/ Content monetization: - [ ] https://coil.com/ Accounting software: - [ ] https://hledger.org Company FOSS support: - [ ] https://github.com/indeedeng/FOSS-Contributor-Fund (see also: [Starfish](https://github.com/indeedeng/starfish))
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Suggested funding candidate:

Suggested funding candidate: - NLnet: [Website](https://nlnet.nl/) | [Currently Funded Projects](https://nlnet.nl/project/current.html)

Thanks for adding my suggestion to the candidates list

> - [ ] https://github.com/nayafia/microgrants (suggested by [@spekulatius](https://github.com/humanetech-community/awesome-humane-tech/issues/47#issue-718319440) on GH) Thanks for adding my suggestion to the candidates list

Not sure if this fits, but while looking for a solution for snikket.org I stumbled upon The Donatinator, which is a self-hosted open-source donations portal. It was featured on the Gitlab blog last year: https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2019/02/06/donatinator-open-source-donation-platform/

It still seems a little rough around the edges, and looks like it could do with some funding itself :-) - but I plan to test it out.

Not sure if this fits, but while looking for a solution for [snikket.org](https://snikket.org/) I stumbled upon [The Donatinator](https://donatinator.org/), which is a self-hosted open-source donations portal. It was featured on the Gitlab blog last year: https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2019/02/06/donatinator-open-source-donation-platform/ It still seems a little rough around the edges, and looks like it could do with some funding itself :-) - but I plan to test it out.

Not sure if this fits, but while looking for a solution for snikket.org I stumbled upon The Donatinator, which is a self-hosted open-source donations portal. It was featured on the Gitlab blog last year: https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2019/02/06/donatinator-open-source-donation-platform/

It still seems a little rough around the edges, and looks like it could do with some funding itself :-) - but I plan to test it out.

That looks pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!

> Not sure if this fits, but while looking for a solution for [snikket.org](https://snikket.org/) I stumbled upon [The Donatinator](https://donatinator.org/), which is a self-hosted open-source donations portal. It was featured on the Gitlab blog last year: https://about.gitlab.com/blog/2019/02/06/donatinator-open-source-donation-platform/ > > It still seems a little rough around the edges, and looks like it could do with some funding itself :-) - but I plan to test it out. That looks pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Certainly a great fit. Thanks @MattJ for a lovely entry! Pls keep them coming. I soon hope to have time to give this list a boost after searching the webs for anything I can find.

Certainly a great fit. Thanks @MattJ for a lovely entry! Pls keep them coming. I soon hope to have time to give this list a boost after searching the webs for anything I can find.

Mozilla Foundation also has some fundings. But it seems you need a "mentor" from inside Mozilla to get a grant:

Each grant made needs a champion inside Mozilla, someone known to our community.

[Mozilla Foundation](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/grants/) also has some fundings. But it seems you need a "mentor" from inside Mozilla to get a grant: > Each grant made needs a champion inside Mozilla, someone known to our community.
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Thanks @izzy .. Yeah, I will need to do some pondering on Mozilla. They have multiple funding options. I like them, but don't like their own funding model, let's say :)

Thanks @izzy .. Yeah, I will need to do some pondering on Mozilla. They have multiple funding options. I like them, but don't like _their own_ funding model, let's say :)

Looks like a good list, but amongst the open standards I'd add IETF's recent payto: URI scheme: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc8905

Looks like a good list, but amongst the open standards I'd add IETF's recent `payto:` URI scheme: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc8905

This looks like a great one to investigate:
https://calmfund.com/shared-earnings-agreement

"Why use a Shared Earnings Agreement

  • A SEAL aligns incentives of both founder and investor to build a healthy profitable business that goes the distance. If you want to build the next $25m/year profitable, growing, calm business with happy customers and healthy employees, a SEAL makes that a success for founders and investors.

  • A SEAL creates zero pressure for founders to raise further rounds of financing or sell the business, while also keeping those options on the table if the founder chooses.

  • The Shared Earnings Threshold explicitly acknowledges that founders and employees have a livelihood, family obligations and a life outside of their business, without also letting investors set your salary. This is business, we’re investing and need to earn a return, but we believe that stress, burn out and overwork are more likely to kill your startup than not having your customer acquisition funnel fully optimized."

This looks like a great one to investigate: https://calmfund.com/shared-earnings-agreement "Why use a Shared Earnings Agreement - A SEAL aligns incentives of both founder and investor to build a healthy profitable business that goes the distance. If you want to build the next $25m/year profitable, growing, calm business with happy customers and healthy employees, a SEAL makes that a success for founders and investors. - A SEAL creates zero pressure for founders to raise further rounds of financing or sell the business, while also keeping those options on the table if the founder chooses. - The Shared Earnings Threshold explicitly acknowledges that founders and employees have a livelihood, family obligations and a life outside of their business, without also letting investors set your salary. This is business, we’re investing and need to earn a return, but we believe that stress, burn out and overwork are more likely to kill your startup than not having your customer acquisition funnel fully optimized."

Reminds me of something I've stumbled upon lately: Comradery:

Independent artists, creators, workers, and activists can create posts, videos, photos and more to offer to supporters for a monthly subscription. As a co-op, we are something truly new- all creators cooperatively own and democratically control Comradery together.

Though they consider themselves the "better Patreon", reading between the lines.

And then there's also the Houdini Project if you want to self-host your solution:

Houdini is an all-in-one fundraising platform developed in Ruby on Rails. It’s licensed under AGPL/LGPL and is available, without cost, to anyone in the world. Houdini allows you to quickly build and deploy anything from simple donation forms for individual nonprofits, to fully featured crowdfunding sites for startups. Developers from around the world are collaborating to make fundraising infrastructure better for everyone. Join our friendly and helpful community, or contact us if you have a project in mind.

Reminds me of something I've stumbled upon lately: [Comradery](https://comradery.co/): > Independent artists, creators, workers, and activists can create posts, videos, photos and more to offer to supporters for a monthly subscription. As a co-op, we are something truly new- all creators cooperatively own and democratically control Comradery together. Though they consider themselves the "better Patreon", reading between the lines. And then there's also the [Houdini Project](https://houdiniproject.org/) if you want to self-host your solution: > Houdini is an all-in-one fundraising platform developed in Ruby on Rails. It’s licensed under AGPL/LGPL and is available, without cost, to anyone in the world. Houdini allows you to quickly build and deploy anything from simple donation forms for individual nonprofits, to fully featured crowdfunding sites for startups. Developers from around the world are collaborating to make fundraising infrastructure better for everyone. Join our friendly and helpful community, or contact us if you have a project in mind.
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Nice entries @strypey and @izzy .. I previously had added Comradery (found via @blindscribe on fedi) to payment systems, because that was in their description. Will figure that out once I finally dedicate the time to transfer this issue to the list.

Nice entries @strypey and @izzy .. I previously had added Comradery (found via @blindscribe on fedi) to payment systems, because that was in their description. Will figure that out once I finally dedicate the time to transfer this issue to the list.

LOL… IIRC, that was my souce for Comradery, too – at least somewhere on Fedi, not sure exactly where.

LOL… IIRC, that was my souce for Comradery, too – at least somewhere on Fedi, not sure exactly where.

Radically transparent Free Software funding

A list to grant applications (accepted or rejected) and contracts that have been published by the beneficiaries in a 100% transparent way. The links provide access to the actual documents so they can be used as examples to apply to similar grants. It is not a list about projects that got funding without publishing the grant application or the contract. It is not a list about discussions on funding or transparency.

2022

Accepted

Rejected

  • ...

2021

Accepted

Rejected

### Radically transparent Free Software funding A list to grant applications (accepted or rejected) and contracts that have been published by the beneficiaries in a 100% transparent way. The links provide access to the **actual documents** so they can be used as examples to apply to similar grants. It is **not** a list about projects that got funding without publishing the grant application or the contract. It is **not** a list about discussions on funding or transparency. ### 2022 #### Accepted * NGI-discovery [grant application for federation in Gitea](https://forum.forgefriends.org/t/nlnet-grant-application-for-federation-in-gitea-deadline-october-1st-2021/354) * NGI-discovery [grant application for Karrot](https://community.karrot.world/t/application-to-nlnet/805) #### Rejected * ... ### 2021 #### Accepted * DAPSI round II [grant application and Memoradum of Understanding for forgefriends](https://forum.forgefriends.org/c/funding/5) * Fed4Fire [grant application and report for BICEPS](https://git.easter-eggs.org/biceps/funding/-/tree/master/2021-09-Fed4FIRE) * Crédit impot Recherche [rescrit](https://git.easter-eggs.org/biceps/funding/-/tree/master/CIR) #### Rejected * NGI-pointer [grant application for BICEPS](https://git.easter-eggs.org/biceps/funding/-/tree/master/2021-03-NGI-pointer)
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2021

Accepted

### 2021 #### Accepted - Bonfire Networks [Culture of Solidarity grant application for Zappa](https://notes.zo.team/upvzdeUxRp6tQF_gVMtJnQ) (see also: [SocialHub topic](https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/discussing-zappa-a-bonfire-extension-to-deal-with-online-misinformation/2187))
Two 2022 NLnet grant applications: https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial/tree/main/archive/nlnet Associated discussion: https://ondergrond.org/@dumpsterqueer/108730885196412923
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Thanks for these updates @dachary Now that delightful project is part of Social Coding there may either be a dedicated delightful list, or another place / project to track these as it fits under funding FOSS in FSDL.

Thanks for these updates @dachary Now that delightful project is part of Social Coding there may either be a dedicated delightful list, or another place / project to track these as it fits under funding FOSS in FSDL.
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And here's an application to NLnet User Operated Internet by Bonfire: https://hackmd.io/BlYSKmlcSk2yn_iAxS-DLA?edit

WeAreOpen Co-op submitted https://pad.weareopen.coop/p/NLnet-final

And Aral Balkan's proposal https://ar.al/2022/07/29/nlnet-grant-application-for-domain/ (see toot).

And here's an application to NLnet User Operated Internet by Bonfire: https://hackmd.io/BlYSKmlcSk2yn_iAxS-DLA?edit WeAreOpen Co-op submitted https://pad.weareopen.coop/p/NLnet-final And Aral Balkan's proposal https://ar.al/2022/07/29/nlnet-grant-application-for-domain/ (see [toot](https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/108737407231702623)).
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mCaptcha NLnet Zero Entrust: https://pad.batsense.net/t7yOW8zPSLy_N7ESPyJn9g#

mCaptcha Open Technology Fund: https://pad.batsense.net/s/2TYXb54Gc#

mCaptcha NLnet Zero Entrust: https://pad.batsense.net/t7yOW8zPSLy_N7ESPyJn9g# mCaptcha Open Technology Fund: https://pad.batsense.net/s/2TYXb54Gc#
https://www.un.org/democracyfund/apply-for-funding https://floss.social/@downey/109326091550223254

@onepict floss.social appears to be down and I've found that fediverse posts are even more subject to linkrot than most web content. Can you please find us another link to the same information?

@onepict floss.social appears to be down and I've found that fediverse posts are even more subject to linkrot than most web content. Can you please find us another link to the same information?

@strypey what do you mean by floss.social being down? I would have noticed (I'm on that instance). It's well alive and well maintained. If you mean "floss.social is [run by] Down[ey]": yeah, that I can confirm 🙈

@strypey what do you mean by floss.social being down? I would have noticed (I'm on that instance). It's well alive and well maintained. If you mean "floss.social is [run by] Down[ey]": yeah, ***that*** I can confirm 🙈

@izzy it's not working for me right now, while other websites are working fine (eg this one). See screenshot.

@izzy it's not working for me right now, while other websites are working fine (eg this one). See screenshot.

I see our admin found an issue with nameserver hickups in some areas which are hopefully solved now (or at least soon™). Guess you've got the ping in the Fedi. I don't know where you're located, but maybe this page helps? And could you try again? Should it still not work within, say, 48h, I'd ping Michael again to have him informed – so maybe he can trigger the last reserves then.

PS: There's also this status page now.

I see our admin found an issue with nameserver hickups in some areas which are hopefully solved now (or at least soon™). Guess you've got the ping in the Fedi. I don't know where you're located, but maybe [this page](https://dnstools.ws/lookup/FLOSS.social/A/) helps? And could you try again? Should it still not work within, say, 48h, I'd ping Michael again to have him informed – so maybe he can trigger the last reserves then. PS: There's also [this status page](https://stats.uptimerobot.com/j0lGBUE0G) now.
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@strypey if this is resolved I am going to delete your comments afterwards to keep this as a candidate collection thread.

@strypey if this is resolved I am going to delete your comments afterwards to keep this as a candidate collection thread.
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