Many users are annoyed.
By changing the terms and conditions, Patreon increases the percentage of commission they keep and pocket it as their turnover and profit.
Viele Nutzer sind verärgert.
Durch Veränderung der AGB erhöht Patreon den Anteil der Provision die sie behalten und stecken ihn als ihren Umsatz und Gewinn ein.
@fdroidorg don't do patreon please! They are a virus that is attaching themselves to free software in an unhealthy way.
@solarkraft @fdroidorg they are a centralized startup that can pull the plug at any time on your project. they are worse then paypal in that regard because they encourage people to build their livelihood on patreon and offer no path to moving that livelihood off of their centralized hub (and paying a large percentage of your income to them)
@liaizon I see your point, but isn't that an argument for accepting payments in as many different ways as possible? Doesn't that same argument apply to depending on alternatives like #Liberapay and #OpenCollective? Anyone collecting funds solely via #Gratipay was a out of luck when they were driven out of business.
@liaizon folks have exactly the same option of moving elsewhere if Patreon fails them, with all the attendant disruption. The server code being libre doesn't really help users that much. FWIW a bunch of #Patreon code is available on GH, much of it under a range of pushover licences:
that code you linked to is almost all just knots to tie other platforms into patreons grasp @strypey, doesn't look like any of their server or infrastructure is open...
From my research the fee is about 10% (lite plan+extra fees). It could of course be lower, but it doesn't seem excessive to me.
Of course they're centralized, proprietary and have a clear profit motive, which is a business model one may not like to support (liberapay is better regarding that) - yet I can't see them as inherently bad.
The financing model they support (and arguably pioneered) I consider very good.
@fdroidorg Nope,it's a centralized and proprietary platforms which embeds tons of trackers.That clearly doesn't match with your values.You already have Liberapay and OpenCollective.They're much better.
Well. After reading the replies, not so sure anymore. Why not promote that open source option you're already on? I had no idea
@fdroidorg If applications that connect to gab.ai are removed I would. Please stop supporting racists. Being neutral is not an option.
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