Xfce financial contributions migrate to OpenCollective

Kevin Bowen 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(€). 
If you
would like to make a contribution, see [1] for details.


Earlier this month, Xfce, as part of an overall effort to migrate financial
contributions away from bountysource.com, joined OpenCollective to 
manage its
finances going forward. The reason for this change is, briefly, 
summarized in
this [2] blogpost.

Xfce has created two collectives, known as 'Xfce'[4] and 'Xfce-eu'[5], 
`Xfce` will process and handle all financial contribution/donation 
in U.S. Dollars supporting methods such as PayPal, SWIFT transfers and 
credit cards.
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 [6] for an example of 
the last
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 
on this
can be found under the two collectives' fiscal hosts: 'Open Source 
Collective' [7]
and 'Open Collective Europe' [8].

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 
fundraising goals,
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 [3] 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 
best of
my ability. I am usually available on the #xfce-dev channel (@maggotbrain).

Thanks for your time,
Kevin Bowen

[1]: https://docs.xfce.org/contribute/start#financial_contributions
[2]: https://simon.shimmerproject.org/2020/06/18/why-bountysource-why/
[3]: https://docs.opencollective.com/help/about/introduction
[4]: https://opencollective.com/xfce
[5]: https://opencollective.com/xfce-eu
[6]: https://docs.xfce.org/contribute/supporters
[7]: https://opencollective.com/opensource
[8]: https://opencollective.com/europe

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