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Funding OSS maintainers like YouTube funds creators

An idea for applying the YouTube monetization model to OSS package managers

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Dustin Moris Gorski yesterday published Fund OSS through package managers on his blog over Dusted Codes. In it, he suggests adding payment mechanisms to package managers such as NuGet or NPM, and that’s certainly an option. But it involves creators choosing how much to charge for their packages, and potentially developers having to raise purchase requests every time they want to adopt a new package, and potentially have to pay different creators for different packages on an annual basis,…

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