Xfce financial contributions migrate to OpenCollective
kevin.bowen at gmail.com
Sun May 30 20:51:19 CEST 2021
Summary: Xfce has migrated to OpenCollective to manage its financial
Contributions can now be processed in both U.S. Dollars($) and Euros(€).
would like to make a contribution, see  for details.
Earlier this month, Xfce, as part of an overall effort to migrate financial
contributions away from bountysource.com, joined OpenCollective to
finances going forward. The reason for this change is, briefly,
this  blogpost.
Xfce has created two collectives, known as 'Xfce' and 'Xfce-eu',
`Xfce` will process and handle all financial contribution/donation
in U.S. Dollars supporting methods such as PayPal, SWIFT transfers and
The Xfce-eu collective is set up to allow transactions in EUR currency using
SEPA transfers and credit cards.
In addition to handling processing fees and holding Xfce's financial
Open Collective also provides resources for payment authorization and
monthly reporting, transaction transparency. See  for an example of
two features. Note: processing times and fees differ between to the two
collectives. Briefly, 'Xfce' is a 10% fee, and 'Xfce-eu' is 6%. Details
can be found under the two collectives' fiscal hosts: 'Open Source
and 'Open Collective Europe' .
It is estimated that the remaining funds in bountysource will be transferred
out and distributed amongst the two OpenCollective fiscal hosts sometime by
the end of next month.
Going forward, there may be additional announcements regarding
budgets, and implementation of additional OpenCollective functionality.
At the current time, there are no plans for expenditures, disbursements, or
I realize that there may be a bit of terminology that is unclear, or
If interested, please take some time to look over  for additional details
on OpenCollective, its services and functionality.
Let me know if you have questions and I will try to answer them to the
my ability. I am usually available on the #xfce-dev channel (@maggotbrain).
Thanks for your time,
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