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Sponsorware is picking up

A couple of months ago, I signed up for Caleb Porzio's newsletter about VS Code. I then rediscovered Caleb through his post on hitting $100k/y through Github Sponsors. This post made quite the round across the internet, after all, that's the dream, right?

In this post, he said that one of the spikes was due to the Sponsorware. It's not an app or anything, it's just an idea. The idea is that you only let your supporters use your "open-source" work until you reach a certain number of sponsors. Once you reach this level, you make the repo public. That's pretty genius.

I'm very intrigued by this idea and have decided to give it a go. I have applied for the Github Sponsors program. The process is very straight forward. If you do any open-source work, I suggest you apply as well, there is no harm. If you get in, try this Sponsorware thing, I think the future of open-source is very bright if more people adopt this strategy. If I don't get in, no worries, I'll just keep working on my open-source projects until I can get in.

I don't have a huge following my work, but I hope this post will spread. I think that this way of working is very healthy for the developer and for the community alike. I really hope this picks up.

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day!

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Rasul Kireev

Thanks Caleb :) - (Link)

Caleb Porzio

That's awesome it resonated with you. I hope you have success with it! - (Link)

Ionel Lupu 👨🏼‍💻

I was thinking to so the same thing. I am working on @Typetron_ , a Node.js web framework, which is in Alpha right now (and public), but idk if it possible to use the Sponsorware idea anymore for it. @calebporzio what do you think I should do? - (Link)