GitHub rolls out Patreon-esque feature to let you tip open source developers

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GitHub, one of the largest respositories for hosting open source software, has added the ability to financially support developers through recurring monthly payments. The feature is called GitHub Sponsors, and works similar to funding platforms like Patreon. This allows you to sponsor the work of developers and content creators by paying them a monthly donation. Open source software is essential in pushing technology forward. However, creating open source code isn’t exactly lucrative, so some developers have already turned to other funding platforms to raise money for their work. But by integrating this option right into GitHub, it makes it a…

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