After a back and forth on Twitter, I arranged for Open Collective to give a presentation and Q&A on Dec 11th.
Here is the notes file, please add questions here https://hackmd.io/T2rPKFKWQDu3kZ8HoHh4Mg or in this thread ahead of the call.
Open Collective can potentially be used by distributed teams (and non-organizations like EthMagicians) to collect fiat funds for sponsorships, memberships, or donations, track finances transparently, pay back expenses, and more.
This is interesting for open source projects of all kinds, but I’m specifically suggesting that global, decentralized web projects attend this call. It solves some of the issues
More on Open Collective
Open Collective enables groups to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently.
From the About page:
Meetups, open source projects, parent associations, neighborhood associations, pet projects, clubs, unions, movements, non-profits, business incubators - in order to operate, all of them are forced to use a physical glass jar, ask a sponsor to directly pay their expenses or front the huge overhead of setting up and managing a corporation or a non-profit. It’s either inefficient and opaque or it’s overkill.