OSS Monetization is Hard!

Maintainers of open source libraries often start their project because they love the technology or the problem area, or because they found an ingenious solution.

But after their project grows, two acute problems arise:

  • Successful Open-Source Libraries cause increasing development and management work.
  • Monetizing an Open-Source Library to earn a salary is very hard - donations just don't cut it.

PayDevs is Monetization as a Service for open-source maintainers. We collect money for OSS maintainers without cost for them to help them go full-time.

Please note that we are currently in a Private Beta!

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Maintainers

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Users

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Libraries

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Registries

OSS Developers - We've got you!

We collect a contribution from private and corporate users of your open-source library in order to fill a money pool that is distributed every month based on how many users of your library we can measure.

  • Private users contributes $1 per month to the pool (less than a coffee).
  • Corporate users / companies contribute more than private developers (~3% of a developer salary in the EU).
  • Staying open-source with a closed-package. Putting a price on convenience.

Choose Your Contribution

PayDevs helps open-source library developers to monetize their libraries. Let's choose the package that is suited best for you to contribute.

Maintainer Plan

Maintainer Plan

  • Access to all Registries
  • Integrated in existing workflows
  • Upload and Management of verified Packages
  • Participation in monthly payouts

Free

 

Private User Plan

Private User Plan

  • Access to all Registries
  • Integrated in existing workflows
  • Warm feeling to support OSS maintainers

$1 / mo / user

(billed annually)

Corporate User Plan

Corporate User Plan

  • Access to all Registries
  • Integrated in existing workflows
  • Warm feeling to support OSS maintainers

$150 / mo / user

(billed annually)

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