[pytest-dev] Partnership possibility with Pytest

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Tue Jul 31 15:37:20 EDT 2018

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:13:01AM -0700, Alex Georgie wrote:
> >Where would the money go?
> We actually work with an organization called OpenCollective (
> https://opencollective.com/) that creates a non-profit for you. The idea is
> they handle the legalese and create an account where donations can go. All
> donations and expenses are also on the site, so it becomes fully
> transparent. I believe their cost structure is 5% of donations. We can send
> money straight to them. Does that work for you guys?

https://opencollective.com/opensource claims 5% platform fee + 5% host
fee + ~3% payment fee. So we're down to getting about 57% of funds ;-)

It still doesn't answer the question what we actually would use funds
for (but that's not for you to answer of course :D).

The only reason I can see right now is future development sprints, where
this likely won't yield enough, while another crowdfunding likely would
work out very well.

> >I'm also not sure if this works out. I use pytest a lot, but I rarely
> >look at its documentation.
> Not even as reference? Does that apply to other projects where you're not a
> dev as well? I've heard this feedback before and its fair but my hypothesis
> is that people still go back every now and then for reference and this
> applies evenly across all projects, so it should lead to the same
> proportion of revenue on a larger time frame.

I might go back there for a quick look (not really for pytest because I
know the features I use); but still, I probably wouldn't spend much time
there. I guess it could still work out, but I feel like
assigning/dividing funds manually (think Patreon) both results in a more
fair distribution, and gives me control where my money actually goes,
based on what I find most important/useful/... for what I do.

Just my $0.02 though ;-)


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