Please boost! This kind of opportunity to topple a near monopoly with FLOSS does not come often!
Are there other FLOSS #crowdfunding platforms?
Look at that. So proud. :D https://www.reddit.com/r/patreon/comments/7ibzc3/best_alternative_to_patreon/
For example, Finnish authorities are very clear in that accepting donations without giving anything in exchange (i.e. pay to get a perk) is forbidden without a donations collecting permit issued by the police. Thus as it is now, using Liberapay in Finland is in the grey area and not a viable solution for someone looking for *stable* income.
There may be other shitty countries, too.
@forteller @Liberapay Finnish creative people must always be very careful with how they craft their Patreon/Kickstarter/any crowdfunding texts. If done wrong, the police and tax authority are knocking on the door.
Even Wikimedia Suomi ry, a society promoting Wikipedia in Finland, has been targeted by police because of international Wikipedia's donation pleas — and they weren't even related to the donations campaign.
You can't make this shit up.
@Stoori @forteller Please see https://github.com/liberapay/liberapay.org/issues/30 for details about the issue of using Liberapay as an individual in Finland.
Could it be possible to get out of the VAT problem by allowing rewards only to individuals who are exempt of VAT because of small revenue (less than 10k€/year)? I mean, ticking a box like ”I confirm that I'm exempted from VAT” before allowing the use of a rewards system?
I guess that would help many minor artists and developers.
@forteller @Liberapay most of crowdfunding platforms available were gathered here https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/other-crowdfunding
Ok, I have no idea why this toot suddenly blew up again. The opportunity was back then, and is now long gone, as far as I know.
But let me use this opportunity to mention my own Liberapay account. Any and all support is highly appreciated! https://liberapay.com/forteller/