GitHub has launched GitHub Sponsors, which lets you fund the development of open source software. As GitHub is the biggest repository for open source projects, this is big news for developers dedicated to creating and maintaining open source software.
Fund Open Source Software Using GitHub Sponsors
GitHub describes GitHub Sponsors as "a new way to financially support the developers who build the open source software you use every day." The idea is to let everyone who uses open source software—which is everyone—contribute to its development.
In the post on the GitHub Blog announcing the new initiative, GitHub explains its reasoning that "Funding individuals helps them keep doing important work, expands opportunities to participate, and gives developers the recognition they deserve."
There's a new way to contribute to open source: GitHub Sponsors ????— GitHub (@github) May 23, 2019
Now you can fund the developers who build and maintain the code you use and love.#GitHubSatellitehttps://t.co/sF0uAdzgtp pic.twitter.com/tttLusNpx9