Who are we?
We're a group of developers who believe Open Source code begets technological progress.
Every fortune 500 company utilizes Open Source code, yet less than 1% of fortune 500 companies give back to the authors and maintainers writing the Open Source code.
Are we trying to make money? No. Our goal is to normalize giving back to authors and maintainers. That's why we take a meazly 1% of donations to keep the lights on. If, over time this seems like too much, we'll drop the fee even lower. We want to take just enough to power our servers that distribute and process donations.
What's more, we subscribe to the belief that good software can come from anywhere. Right now, most Open Source engineers are capable of working on Open Source because they have another full time job that pays the bills. Because most full time engineering jobs employ both locale and background homogonous groups, opportunity is ample for Open Source to become more diverse. A more diverse Open Source contributing pool means more diverse software, and because functions are opinions baked into code, the software world is better for it.
At Flossbank's core, we believe that if we can normalize giving back to the authors and maintainers writing Open Source code, the tech community will be safer, more inclusive, and overall better for it.
We’re super excited about this product and truly believe whatever the size of the step, it's a step in the right direction.
Want to help us on our mission to fund Open Source?
Get in touch.
You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new window).