📣 Prettier is now accepting donations! 🎉 If you 'd like to support our work, head to our OpenCollective! 🙏https://t.co/etDqkYLm4H— Prettier (@PrettierCode) May 24, 2019
Open Source and Money has always been a tricky topic. We've tried many things with Prettier. Right after the project was open sourced, Facebook contracted James Long for 2 weeks in order to polish it. Facebook also paid Christopher Chedeau (vjeux) for 9 months to work on it full time. Once there was $10,000 in contributions, we gave everyone that contributed significantly the opportunity to redeem $1,000 but due to the complexities in collecting the money, few people did.
We now have $50,000 which is a sizable sum but not enough for someone with the skills to work on it to do it full time. But at the same time we shouldn't let it sit unused. So after a lot of thinking, we decided to provide a recurring $1,500 to the two current maintainers of the project. They have been amazing stewards for the project for the past 2 years!
If Prettier has been useful for you or your company, there has never been a better time to donate to Prettier. We will now be much more able to use that money to make Prettier better!