3 reasons why I am moving away from OpenCollective

Javi Aguilar
Apr 17, 2018 · 1 min read
  1. Only works per Github project and only if it has more than 100 stars. Forget about founding your entire Github organization.
  2. Not friendly for non-freelancers. You have to emit bills with your legal name. If you only have some bill, like the yearly cost of your domain, it’s simply not worth the time and the taxes you’ll have to pay if you don’t live in the US.
  3. Their website and the general user experience is not very user friendly. You see that when you try to figure out how to contribute (last time I tried it didn’t work) or when you unsubscribe from their newsletters:
OpenCollective newsletter unsubscribe confirmation page.

So I would say if you are a freelancer or a company, why not, go for it, but if you only want to fund your Open Source contributions, I better recommend to use other platforms like Patreon or create a PayPal pool.

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