Sponsoring an open source contributor

You can make a monthly recurring payment to a developer or organization who designs, creates, or maintains open source projects you depend on.

Anyone can sponsor accounts on behalf of their own user account. Organization owners and billing managers can sponsor accounts on behalf of their organization.

Note: Sponsoring on behalf of an organization is currently in beta and subject to change.

About sponsorships

Cualquiera con una cuenta de GitHub puede patrocinar a alguien con un perfil de desarrollador u organización patrocinados mediante un pago mensual recurrente. Puedes escoger varios niveles de patrocinio, con cantidades de pago mensual y beneficios que configura la organización o el desarrollador patrocinado. Tu patrocinio compartirá la fecha de facturación de tu cuenta, así como el método de pago y recibos.

You can sponsor an account on behalf of your user account to invest in projects that you personally benefit from. You can sponsor an account on behalf of your organization for many reasons.

  • Sustaining specific libraries that your organization's work depends on
  • Investing in the ecosystem you rely on as a organization (such as blockchain)
  • Developing brand awareness as an organization that values open source
  • Thanking open source developers for building libraries that complement the product your organization offers

You can use a credit card to sponsor an account on GitHub. If your organization wants to pay by invoice, you can read more at Paying for Patrocinadores de GitHub via invoice.

Patrocinadores de GitHub no cobra ninguna cuota por patrocinio de las cuentas de usuario, así que el 100% de éstos van a la organización o al desarrollador patrocinado. For more information, see "About billing for Patrocinadores de GitHub."

When you sponsor an account using a credit card, the change will become effective immediately. Se te cobrará inmediatamente un monto prorrateado por el tiempo transcurrido hasta tu próxima fecha de facturación regular.

You can designate which email address receives updates from the accounts your organization sponsors. For more information, see "Managing updates from accounts your organization sponsors."

If the sponsored account retires your tier, the tier will remain in place for you until you choose a different tier or cancel your subscription. For more information, see "Upgrading a sponsorship" and "Downgrading a sponsorship."

If the account you want to sponsor does not have a profile on Patrocinadores de GitHub, you can encourage the account to join. For more information, see "Setting up Patrocinadores de GitHub for your user account" and "Setting up Patrocinadores de GitHub for your organization."

Generalmente, los patrocionios no se deducen de impuestos, pero pueden hacerlo en ciertos casos. Es responsabilidad del colaborador de código abierto patrocinado—y no así de GitHub— informar a los patrocinadores si las contribuciones se están realizando a una entidad libre de impuestos como un 501(c)(3), y si los patrocinios pueden ser deducibles de impuestos.

Note: GitHub is not responsible for how developers represent themselves nor does GitHub endorse any sponsored open source projects. The claims are solely the responsibility of the developer receiving the funds. Make sure you trust a person before offering a sponsorship. For more information, see the Patrocinadores de GitHub Additional Terms.

Sponsoring an account

Before you can sponsor an account, you must have a verified email address. For more information, see "Verifying your email address."

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the profile of the user or organization you want to sponsor.
  2. Navigate to your sponsorship dashboard for the account.
    • To sponsor a developer, under the developer's name, click Sponsor. Sponsor button
    • To sponsor an organization, to the right of the organization's name, click Sponsor. Sponsor button
  3. Optionally, on the right side of the page, to sponsor the account on behalf of your organization, use the Sponsor as drop-down menu, and click the organization. Drop-down menu to choose the account you'll sponsor as
  4. En el lado derecho de la página, debajo de "Selecciona un nivel", revisa los niveles de patrocinio disponibles. Posteriormente, a la derecha del nivel que escojas, da clic en Seleccionar. Caja de selección de nivel
  5. Optionally, if you're sponsoring as an organization, to pay a prorated amount instead of making the full monthly payment, under "Total due now", click Pay prorated $X.XX instead. Link to pay prorated amount
  6. Dentro de "Billing information" (Información de facturación), revisa tus detalles de pago. Como alternativa, para cambiar los detalles de pago para toda tu cuenta GitHub, haz clic en Edit (Editar). Después, sigue las instrucciones para completar el formulario de pago. Edit payment button
  7. Elegir quién puede ver tu patrocinio. Radio buttons to choose who can see your sponsorship
  8. Decide whether you want to receive email updates from the sponsored account, then select or unselect "Receive email updates from ACCOUNT." Checkbox to receive updates from sponsored account
  9. Click Sponsor ACCOUNT. Sponsor button

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