Giffon for Open Source Software Developers

There are many devs work on open source projects in their spare time. Those projects can be useful to a lot of people, yet it is still hard to make a living just by building open source works. Eventually, people are tired and projects go unmaintained .

Giffon provides users an easy way to show their appreciation to the open source developers. The open source community as a whole can keep the good vibes, avoid developer burnout, and build the next-big-thing together .

Make a wish in Giffon and let the community buy you a gift!

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How does Giffon compare to other services?


  • Good for individuals
  • Developers receive gifts

    It is more likely for people to contribute if they know how their money will be spent.

  • 8% fee

    The service charge is 8% of the wish value, paid by contributions. Giffon is 100% free for developers.

Open Collective

  • Project/team-based
  • Projects/teams receive money

    People state how the money is spent, but there is no enforcement or verification.

  • 5 or 10% + payment processor fees + payout fees

    5 or 10% depended on handling method, plus roughly 3-5% payment processor fees, plus payout fees.

GitHub Sponsors

  • Good for individuals
  • Individuals receive money

    Contributors do not know how their money contribution is spent.

  • Unknown processing fees apply (in the future)

    GitHub Sponsors is free in its first year, but it stated it may charge a nominal processing fee in the future.

Wish ideas

Here are some goodies that can be useful to open source developers.

IDE License

Get a license to use the pro version of a good IDE to enhance development. JetBrains? Sublime? Visual Studio? Your choice.

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Upgrade your computer

A faster computer means less waiting time during development. Stay in the zone.

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Dev Swags

Show off the love of your favourite projects by putting their logo stickers on your laptop, wearing branded T-shirts, hugging mascot stuffed animals.

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