Sponsored communities, bounties, collectives and more

I’m collecting different articles, calls for support, and other descriptions of how open source communities pay contributors.

Please drop examples in this topic.


In that vein, the Tokio project will start paying select contributors, enabling them to spend more time contributing to Tokio. This program will start small as it is something new for us, and we want to work out the kinks. Alice Ryhlwill be working on Tokio part-time. If you have participated in our issue tracker or discord channel, you are probably already familiar with Alice. For over a year, she has been the front line for answering questions, responding to issues, reviewing and merging pull requests. She also is constantly fixing bugs and adding new functionality requested by our users. As a participant in this program, she will do more of the same and have more time to help foster new contributors. We see this as an opportunity to grow the contributor community.

So how will we fund this program? That is where you come in! We are asking companies to contribute via Github sponsorships. If you work somewhere that relies on Tokio, bring up this program with your team and consider participating. These contributions will help sustain the project that you use.