Software Development News GitHub announces a new way to pay open-source developers for contributing valuable code to projects and products
Code-hosting services and startups have been experimenting with different ways to get open-source users to pay open-source developers for creating valuable code. While funding services such as Patreon and Tidelift have been around with their own models, the largest open code hosting service GitHub is now on board with the beta announcement of GitHub Sponsors.
GitHub Sponsors lets open-source users directly sponsor developers. As part of the new platform, GitHub also announced its Sponsors Matching Fund that will match all contributions up to $5,000 during a developer’s first year using the service.

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