From a cursory look Pateron takes 5% and accepts PayPal. It’s more of a ongoing thing like public radio. As low as $1 a month.

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:17 AM, MG <> wrote:
Hi Eric,

thank you for the suggestion. Do you know how much money they take for their service and if they accept Paypal (I just thought about this, and not accepting Paypal is imho close to a knockout, to keep the entry barrier as low as possible; that would exclude Kickstarter according to their FAQ, but here one could probably assume that many potential Groovy backers would already have an account...).

Do they support specific funding foals also (which typically attract more funding), or is a subscription only model ?


On 18.02.2018 14:15, Eric Kinsella wrote:
I know of some indie game developers and podcasters that are using Patreon. A possible alternative to something like KickStarter/Indiegogo with more of a subscription model which could even be $1/month. 

What is Patreon? - video

Eric Kinsella

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM, MG <> wrote:
That should be no problem, I would be happy to do a Groovy "thank you" mug o.s.  :-)

On 16.02.2018 17:11, Mario Garcia wrote:
+1 but also keep in mind that sometimes could be also something as simple as a "grateful box pack" with a T-shirt, sticker or a mug. I would love that too. 


El 16 feb. 2018 11:49 a. m., "Jochen Theodorou" <> escribió:

Am 16.02.2018 um 03:27 schrieb Paul King:
Actually, Apache also accept donations but I think the standard policy is that it isn't then directed back to a specific project.

I actually am of the impression that this is the only policy... might be wrong here.

I think in general we would be in favor of doing this so long as it was done well - and most of us wonder whether we have the time to market/advertise it well. I also suspect that having a well-defined goal (like what JUnit 5 did to some degree) greatly helps to attract some one-off investment interest.


bye Jochen