Like edgeryders, opencollective fascinates me and leaves me with the feeling “there is something here that I really do not understand”. Great stuff!
In this post they call for (open source) developers to rethink some tooling:
I thought it might fit well with the participio-line-of-thought (although there are differences in world-view, I guess).
For all who do not know: one of opencollectives most interesting use cases is (in my view and understanding): creating a (financially) transparent, paperless european non-profit association with relatively easy integration of recurring donations by “the crowd” (in my world, I’d like this to be customers and users). But more generally it is used by projects that need an financial identity (where you can send and retrieve funds from/to), used by a couple of big and many small open source projects. The project itself is fully open source. If you use the platform, some percent of the money flow will be “taken” by opencollective itself. But take this descriptions with a handful of grains of salt, as I am pretty sure that I do not fully grasp the concepts and potentials of the platform. If anyone can shed light on opencollective, has first or second hand experiences: I’d be glad to hear them!