Article on "Sponsoring dependencies"

There are several projects in the JavaScript ecosystem that receive over $100,000 each year in donations, including:

  • Babel8 - $303,000
  • Webpack9 - $250,000
  • ESLint10 - $190,000
  • Vue11 - $150,000 (plus unknown amount on GitHub Sponsors)

Imagine if each of these projects carved out a percentage of their sponsorships to give to their dependencies. At 10%, that would mean over $80,000 would end up in the hands of other projects that are less able to attract funding. That amount of money would make a significant difference to smaller projects.

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