Today we don’t talk about a specific Open Source project, but about a tool that can help us build a more sustainable ecosystem: thanks.dev.
I have the pleasure to have on stage Armin Nehzat, Growth Officer of thanks.dev, a donation and sponsoring platform for open-source projects.
The key feature of thanks.dev is how it manages to scan your dependency tree and discovers all the projects you build on top, so you can split your donations to all of them. Similarly as a maintainer, you can get a fraction of a donation, even if you’re down in the dependency chain of someone else.
Join us in this episode as Armin walk us through the challenges of connecting donors with maintainers in a sustainable way.
Enjoy the show 👨🍳
- 00.00 Intro
- 00.45 Episode Start
- 01.27 Armin’s Introduction
- 02.43 What is thanks.dev?
- 03.46 The model behind thanks.dev
- 05.45 Donating to transitive dependencies
- 07.38 Single donors vs companies
- 09.51 Microdonations
- 11.02 Why should a maintainer join thanks.dev
- 12.50 Transfering donations
- 13.49 Which languages you support?
- 15.25 Kotlin & the dependency graph
- 17.20 Renovate bot
- 18.13 Is thanks.dev open source?
- 19.07 How many maintainers joined thanks.dev?
- 20.00 Finding maintainers
- 21.41 Maintainers and self promotion
- 23.04 Big players already on the platform
- 24.10 The story behind thanks.dev
- 25.47 The ‘Open Source Support’ fee
- 26.54 How is developing thanks.dev?
- 27.59 The future of thanks.dev
- 30.50 Premium features for supporters
- 35.04 Further reading
- 36.36 Burnout in the OSS community
- 39.07 Where people can find you online?
- Thanks.dev Official Website
- Why thanks.dev
- The thanks.dev Mission
- @thanks_dev on Twitter
- Thanks.dev Discord server
- Armin Nehzat on LinkedIn
- @anehzat on Twitter