Opensource.com - https://opensource.com/article/18/5/open-patronage-liberapay
Crowdfunding is a big discussion topic in the world of people who create things. In particular, subscription-based patronage models have been growing in popularity over the last few years. And it’s not just for artists and other creatives. Open source development has started adopting this model with growing success. Between things like the Blender Cloud, Krita’s periodic Kickstarter development campaigns, or the Godot engine’s Patreon subscription, crowdfunding has proven to be clearly beneficial for people who make useful and interesting things.