Ever since Microsoft acquired GitHub no one really knew what’s really going to happen with the service, what direction it was going. Lots of developer moved away from GitHub to other similar services, like GitLab or Bitbucket because they still don’t trust Microsoft. However it seems like Microsoft loves open-source lately.
Sponsors is a new addition to GitHub, which is still the largest version control hosting service. It is a way to contribute to open-source projects. It is something like Patreon is used for in many cases, but this is now going to be available directly on GitHub. Another benefit is this:
GitHub Sponsors charges zero platform fees when you support other developers, and we’re covering payment processing costs for the first 12 months.
100% of your sponsorship goes straight to the developer.https://twitter.com/github/status/1131477509156085760