No more free work from Marak - Pay Me or Fork This

Respectfully, I am no longer going to support Fortune 500s ( and other smaller sized companies ) with my free work.

There isn't much else to say.

Take this as an opportunity to send me a six figure yearly contract or fork the project and have someone else work on it.

bender-strike

Asked Dec 14 '21 20:12
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Marak

15 Answer:

P2P Foundation has been writing about this and might be of interest to you; in particular as copyfair and copyfarleft.

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 07:51
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fabianhjr

Would Open Collective be an alternative for you?

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 07:52
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jccpro

For those of us who have not been following, what specifically prompted this? Have Fortune 500s been asking for certain features/support and not been willing to pay?

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 07:58
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trevyn

Probably this? https://twitter.com/marak/status/1320465599319990272

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 08:03
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dodyg

Seems like Github ought to have some goals on that sponsor tool. Monthly, per commit, per release, total, something! Crowdfunding has real proven mechanisms. People want to make it happen. Good for you for pushing on this, the financial tooling is long overdue.

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 08:12
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deanputney

God bless you mate! A Patreon page would really help.

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 08:14
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arunkp

Good luck marak.

Thnx for all the work you’ve done till now. May open source win

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 09:01
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teito-dev

maybe you should put this to head of readme.md too.

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 09:19
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kuesji

Probably this? https://twitter.com/marak/status/1320465599319990272

Seems more likely to be linked to this one https://twitter.com/marak/status/1325612104808886274

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 10:37
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kLabz

Hello, Why would Fortune 500 pay you when they are themselves asking for donations.

See Jest: https://github.com/facebook/jest Its under the umbrella of facebook but collecting thousands of dollars from other people? I am not saying collecting donation is bad but collecting donation under the facebook is definitely bad.

Thanks for all the work Marak

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 10:40
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shirshak55

We need some sort of open source software developer's union

On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 2:40 AM Shirshak notifications@github.com wrote:

Hello, Why would Fortune 500 pay you when they are themselves asking for donations.

See Jest: https://github.com/facebook/jest

Thanks for all the work Marak

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 11:14
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ralyodio

I understand your frustration, but why not pick a license which better supports your needs?

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 11:32
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maciejjankowski

You could charge for handling issues. The industry term for this is "Change Request". It essentially makes you into a consultant, although you can of course reject CRs you don't like

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 12:22
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tormeh

You should create a grant on http://gitcoin.co/grants and see if you can get some community funding

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 13:00
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dmihal

Sure! How do you plan on enforcing this though?

I would guess by not writing any more code until money comes in bank account. I'm not sure this is about code that has already been written.

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Answered Nov 09 '20 at 13:38
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Etiene