[Qgis-psc] Fwd: @qgis has been approved for GitHub Sponsors

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Thu Oct 7 08:07:13 PDT 2021

Hi Marco,

Thank you for your initiative and for dealing with it.

Can you be more specific what you mean with "setup to mirror the 
sustaining membership"? What does it mean?

 From a user point of view I wonder why it is more user friendly to use 
github as an in between entity? At the end of the day I have to provide 
a credit card and issue a payment (and we already have two options for 
it (stripe and paypal)). Do we think we can reach out to more donors 
through github? I am not so sure if fragmenting our payment options 
helps a lot.

What we still miss is a "crowd funding infrastructure" for the 
aggregation of small payments towards a specific goal though (a bug fix, 
a feature request). If we can provide this through github, it would be 

In any way - if we have a fourth payment options besides wire transfer, 
Stripe and PayPal, we should mention it at https://donate.qgis.org/ - do 
you plan to add the github payment option at this web page?

Thanks for your work,


On 2021-10-07 16:20, Anita Graser wrote:

> +1 I don't see a reason not to provide a lower tier
> 7 Oct 2021 16:03:08 Tim Sutton <tim at kartoza.com>: Hi
> +1 from me to give it a go!
> Regards
> Tim
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 6 Oct 2021, at 18:38, Marco Bernasocchi <marco at qgis.org> wrote:
> Hi PSC,
> A fantastic news, qgis has been approved for GitHub Sponsors!!
> I already had all setup to mirror the sustaining membership.
> Now I was wondering if we should add a micro sponsoring option (5-10EUR 
> per month)? What are your thoughts?
> Here some information on the sponsoring:
> You can use a credit card to sponsor an account on GitHub. If your 
> organization wants to pay by invoice, you can read more at Paying for 
> GitHub Sponsors via invoice.
> GitHub Sponsors does not charge any fees for sponsorships from user 
> accounts, so 100% of these sponsorships go to the sponsored developer 
> or organization. The 10% fee for sponsorships from organizations is 
> waived during the beta. [1]
> Cheers
> Marco
> [1] 
> https://docs.github.com/en/sponsors/sponsoring-open-source-contributors/sponsoring-an-open-source-contributor
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: 'GitHub' via admin at qgis.org <admin at qgis.org>
> Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 at 18:30
> Subject: @qgis has been approved for GitHub Sponsors
> To:
> Congratulations @qgis 🎉 Now that your profile is complete, it's time to 
> start sharing! Here are some next steps for your sponsorship page:
> It's important to let your community know that they can sponsor you 
> through GitHub Sponsors. We've provided a few examples of how to share 
> your sponsorship page--check it out!
> Learn more ways to share [1]
> Setting small goals early on helps create momentum for your sponsorship 
> page. Whether it's reaching your first 10 sponsors, $20 a month, or 
> $5,000 a month, let your community know how to help push you forward.
> Create a goal [2]
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[1] https://github.com/sponsors/qgis/dashboard#next-steps
[2] https://github.com/sponsors/qgis/dashboard/goals
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