Source: GitHub Blog | Author: Katie Delfin
Update: GitHub Sponsors는 Stripe Connect에 지원하는 나라 30개뿐만 아니고 GitHub 운영하는 모두 나라에서 사용이 가능합니다. GitHub은 기존에 있는 시스템을 사용하면서 Connect 지원하는 나라 목록 제외 국가들을 지원할 겁니다.
매일 사용하는 GitHub open source 소프트웨어 구축 및 관리하는 개발자들 지원하기 위해 5월에 GitHub Sponsors를 소개했습니다. 커뮤니티 피드백을 받기 위해서 베타 버전을 먼저 출시했습니다. 그러므로 더 많은 개발자가 사용하기 전에 더 좋고 효율적인 프로그램을 만든 목적이었습니다. 현재는 GitHub Sponsors beta 가속하기 위해 더 많은 나라가 구매할 수 있게 Stripe Connect로 인해 구매 가능성을 늘었습니다.
The early days of manual payments
Within hours of announcing GitHub Sponsors, thousands of people signed up for the waitlist from all over the world. It was awesome to see so much excitement for the program, but we knew this meant we had a lot of work ahead of us.
We started the beta with a small group of sponsored developers, and every few weeks, we invited more into the program. Everything was a manual process—setting up account information, verifying identity, waiting for approval, running reports, and processing payouts across multiple departments. Due to the manual nature of the process, we were limited to a small number of people in the program until we could automate and streamline our operations.
Onboarding more developers, faster
At GitHub, we do business with companies of all sizes, from Fortune 50 companies to early stage startups from all over the world. Collecting revenue globally is something we’ve done for years, but with GitHub Sponsors, it’s not just about receiving money—it’s also about paying it out. This means providing a seamless and secure experience for sponsored developers to verify their identities, enter banking information, receive funds, and manage payouts. We also know that, for many maintainers, this will be the first time they’ve been financially rewarded for their contributions to open source. We want to ensure the process is easy for developers to complete, so they can spend more time doing what they love, like contributing to open source.
Stripe Connect Express offers a simple, low overhead onboarding experience that complies with web accessibility guidelines, coupled with the ability to localize the experience to simplify payouts in countries with unique tax laws and compliance regulations. And by not building our own onboarding solution, we’re able to save months of engineering and maintenance time, and start onboarding more sponsored developers today.
One of Stripe Connect’s features that’s helped us deliver a great experience to our users is their localization support. Stripe just released international support for 30 countries (with more to come) for Connect Express. With this expanded support, Stripe takes care of adjusting for localized rules and regulations for supported countries—no small feat. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be one of the first to offer support across all 30 countries to serve our global community.
Our maintainer onboarding process can now start to keep up with the growing demand of the program. With Stripe, users can onboard using Connect Express, reducing onboarding time from a week-long process to under five minutes.
And there’s much more to come. While we’re just under four months into the program, we’re focused on making GitHub Sponsors available to even more developers around the world.
Sign up to join the beta—you’ll hear from us soon.