GitHub recently announced their “GitHub Sponsors” program as a way for users to sponsor open source contributors:
They make it easy for developers to attract sponsors by adding a “Sponsor” button at the top of a repository. Their main intent is for this to be used by developers who apply to GitHub’s sponsorship program. But I also noticed that this new button allows Patreon links!
If you have repositories on GitHub, it’s actually super easy to add this button:
- Check a checkbox in repository settings to enable sponsorships.
- Add a
FUNDING.ymlfile to a
.githubfolder, with a single line of text specifying your Patreon username (example).
Full instructions here: https://help.github.com/en/articles/displaying-a-sponsor-button-in-your-repository
Here’s my repository, showing the button at the top: https://github.com/justmarkham/scikit-learn-videos