- Is either of them better for them? Let's say we contribute $100/mo., will they get the same amount through both platforms or are there any deductions / fees?
- Is either of them better for us? I've only ever sponsored as an individual so I'm not sure if our accountant will want to see some sorts of documents (an equivalent of an invoice I guess) or similar.
I found this articles which gives some answers: Open Collective's response to the introduction of GitHub Sponsors https://medium.com/open-collective/on-github-sponsors-5450b63caf7d :
How is Open Collective different?
- Open Source
- Fully Transparent
- Built for Projects
- Fiscal Sponsorship
Additionally: GitHub is Microsoft, which has its own metrics in mind, and it will be difficult for them to be independent, regardless of the good faith of the folks involved.
Not that it's also possible to link GitHub Sponsors to Open Collective to centralize things: https://docs.oscollective.org/campagins-programs-and-partnerships/github-sponsors https://opencollective.com/github-sponsors