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Can Patreon Save Open Source?

Can Patreon help sustain open source projects financially?

On Patreon, the average initial pledge amount has increased 22 percent over the past two years. Since 2017, the share of new patrons paying more than $100 per month—or $1,200 per year—has grown 21 percent. (View Highlight)

The normalization of this model may be important for open source going forward. GitHub Stars don't pay your rent after all.