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.
How we assign funds
- We keep a 6 month float of running costs; so we know we have funding in place should we need extra cash for things like an unexpected server upgrade.
- Anything over and above our running costs is accumulated in to donations to open source projects that our Patrons get to choose. We tend to save these funds up so we can make meaningful donations – usually a minimum of $100/donation.
Project donations process
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 14th November 2018.
|Current monthly running costs:||$40.50|
|Current PayPal funding:||$279.87|
|Amount of months funded:||6.9|