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Getting Paid the Open Source Way

Update: We’ve discontinued this feature. If you’d like to accept donations, paste your pledgie code directly into your README (we’ll display the image for you).

This afternoon we’re rolling out the ability for every public project on GitHub to, dare I say, make money. You’re now one click away from adding a Pledgie badge to any of your projects. Pledgie is a great service offering a simple and effective way to donate money to a cause worthy of your hard-earned dollars.

Turning it on is as simple as entering in your Paypal email on your repository’s edit screen:

After doing that, you’ll see one of these guys hanging out in your repo’s detail box:

That’s all there is to it, the money goes directly to your account. Don’t feel shy asking for donations, you worked hard for it!

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