Hello, I’m looking to setup a page where people can donate to me as a content creator, but Patreon and the likes aren’t cutting it since they’re proprietary. Preferably something secure as well so as to avoid leaks to my personal data, as well as the most minimal uses of proprietary libraries (e.g. Google Analytics). Doesn’t have to mirror Patreon features.

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Well Liberapay.com is the most obvious one…

@wiki_me
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poVoq
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You can self-host FOSS-pay: https://git.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/fosspay

It uses Stripe as the payment backend and also integrates with Liberapay to some extend.

Edit: example by the main developer: https://drewdevault.com/donate/

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ohh. This looks really interesting 😊 Thanks for this!

@uberstar
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This is really nice, but I don’t have the essential resources required to self host sadly.

Evan
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Seems like you need a Pi!

IngrownMink4
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You could try Comradery!

Dessalines
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Which payment processors do they use?

Edit: ah, looks like its stripe. But fees are much lower than patreon. Still tho, iirc liberapay has no fees, and is foss and funded by donations.

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Yeah, both are great imo. I didn’t mention Liberapay because some users had already mentioned it.

@TheConquestOfBed
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Comradery

Evan
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You might be interested in interledger if you make websites, I make about 15$ a week off of users with coil just by setting up an interledger pointer.

@SrEstegosaurio
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GNU Taler? could be cool https://taler.net/en/index.html

@Thann
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This is what cryptocurrencies were made for

@uberstar
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…they were made specifically for content creators?? xd

So if I understand crypto in the context of content creation right, you just install a software wallet for a specific cryptocurrency and start providing the wallet address? Or is there something I’m missing?

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@uberstar
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Great alternative, but is there something that doesn’t lock you in either Stripe or PayPal (most optimal would be something outside the US)? If not, then I’ll settle with Liberapay

@Echedenyan
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The problem is that PayPal and Stripe are payment processors.

I only know a FLOSS payment processor and I have no idea if is authorized by financial companies.

Kromonos
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To make matters worse, Liberapay, just like Ko-Fi, is hosted behind a Cloudflare Proxy.

Evan
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Curious, other than cf obviously being proprietary, what issues do you have?

Kromonos
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Curious, did I mentioned other issues?

Evan
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You did not mention any issues, I was wondering what they were

Kromonos
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With payment data, I would react same when they use another proxy provider than Cloudflare. The proxy, nevermind if it is Cloudflare or somewhat else, terminates the SSL encryption and sends the data in cleartext to the provider server. I don’t think, that proxy provider should be able to read all my money transfers.

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What is about OpenCollective?

Kromonos
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OpenCollective

Unfortunately as well 🙁

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Then you would have to tolerate it.

The rest are propietary ones.

Halce
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Well, I was telling about common currencies.

For Cryptos It is ensured these things exists but I am not a fan of PoW.

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