The whole point of Fosstodon is to be a community of like-minded people who enjoy Free & Open Source Software (FOSS). Running a social network can be expensive, so we accept donations in various forms.
From the very start, we committed to donating any extra money we have available to other open source project. This page will tell you a little more about what that process looks like - we also have a break down of how we use the funding at the bottom of this page.
At Fosstodon, we want to be as transparent as possible when it comes to the support we receive from our members. You guys support us every single day, so we want to let you know where your hard earned money is going.
Once we have enough funds saved up to make a donation to a project, we will create a Patron-only post on our Patreon page, which include details on how you can recommend a project for donation.
Once we have some recommendations from our Patrons, the team will create a short list. Once the short list is created, we will create another Patron-only post with options to vote for the project you want the donation to go to.
Again, this will stay open for a week and the project with the most votes at the end will get the donation.
We will then post details of any donations made to this page.
The details below are accurate as of 17th June 2019.
|Current monthly running costs:||$52.00|
|Current PayPal funding:||$385.67|
|Total months funded:||7.4|
|Donations to other projects:||$350|
|Donation Recipient||Date||Donation Amount|
|Mastodon||04 Mar 19||$150|
|Elementary OS||17 Jun 19||$100|
|Let's Encrypt||17 Jun 19||$100|