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    Hiya lobsters, if anyone is interested in working on open source, we have lots of “Contributor Friendly” tagged issues: https://github.com/urllib3/urllib3/issues

    We can even compensate for some kinds of issues! Pop into our Discord chat to discuss. :)

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      Cool project but I really wish I didn’t have to use Discord.

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        Maintaining a big open source project is hard enough as it is, this is the sweet spot for us right now. We’ve changed several chat platforms over the years (we used Gitter for a while, for example), who knows what will be next!

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          Just out of curiosity, why is that?

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            Drew here has pretty much summed up my sentiments on this: https://drewdevault.com/2021/12/28/Dont-use-Discord-for-FOSS.html

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              Thanks!

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        I have mixed feelings about this headline.

        I mean, it’s great, but seems like an inditement of our situation that $15k for a major project is somehow “a lot”, enough to become a headline.

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          I agree.

          In case people are not familiar with urllib3: it’s one that powers Python’s requests library.

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            On the contrary, if a person wants monetary compensation for their work, they shouldn’t give it away for free.

            If making money with software is the goal, “free as in beer” open source is the wrong way to go about it.

            That said, $15k can be great motivation to get people to work tricky bugs that would otherwise languish.

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              You misread what you’re replying to. @singlepolyma was saying that $15k should be too little to make headlines, not that it’s too much.

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            Cool! It’s incredibly cool when an open source project has sponsors!

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              Oh right! Last time people bitched about the financial unsustainability of open source I tried to find something I’d stumbled across once, a non-profit devoted to helping open source projects manage donations and finances without needing to incorporate a real company or their own non-profit. This article refers to what I was looking for: Open Collective. Good to see it seems like it’s working out for at least someone!