Open Collective Update—May 2019

What core contributors want, Berlin event, new stuff for fiscal hosts

Alanna Irving
May 23 · 3 min read

What Core Contributors Want

Maintainterati Berlin — Friday 24 May

New: Fiscal Hosting Page

Know any fiscal sponsors looking to reduce overhead and become more transparent? Or curious about how it all works? Check it out!

Also: Fiscal Host admins can now see pending applications from new Collectives on a tab in their host dashboard, in addition to email notifications.

Featured Collective

Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) is a P2P gossip protocol (‘scuttlebutt’ is sea slang for gossip), enabling cryptographically secure decentralized databases. The main SSB use case so far is social networking, giving rise to a vibrant community who is building and using the protocol — and experimenting financially.

News & Inspiration

🎉 Open Collective has been selected as a mentor organization for Google Season of Docs! We are seeking technical writers to get paid a stipend to work with us for three months.

⚠️ A cautionary tale about when open source fundraising goes wrong — demonstrating yet again the huge importance of transparency.

🍬 Open Source Candies is a great list of services that are free for open source projects.

🌳 Datree is a GitHub policy engine for enforcing coding standards and security policies, like keeping secrets out, blocking unrecognized committers, mandating commit message convention, and more.

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