Retiring the OpenCollective
Published on August 22, 2020 by David Luecke
This will be the last Feathers OpenCollective update. Thank you to everybody who contributed so far! I have decided to retire the Feathers OpenCollective for the following reasons:
- Although I tried to make the process as transparent and accessible as possible, I was the only one making use of it
- As a non-US resident, dealing with tax forms and PayPal payouts has been difficult
- As a "collective" it is difficult to offer more direct perks (like one-on-one support)
- Since the beginning of the pandemic, the collective lost most most major sponsors
As an alternative, I encourage you to sponsor the developers of your favourite projects directly via GitHub sponsors, for example myself (@daffl - Feathers core), marshallswain (feathers-vuex) or bertho-zero (feathersjs/hooks). The remaining funds will be used to sponsor developers of Feathers projects on GitHub and support initiatives around open source sustainability and education.