This thread is different and I couldn’t find a better category for it.
I am not looking to hire someone.
I’m planning to get a plugin developed which will cost me $400.
I can’t bear the cost. I want to crowdfund this plugin. Or maybe sell it to recover my cost.
I had a discussion about the same with @Ahmed_Gagan, and he told me that currently, there is no way to crowdfund or sell a plugin that he is aware of. To get better insights, he referred me to @JammyDodger. Jammy told me that I could ask in #marketplace to crowdfund my plugin.
The idea wasn’t that appealing as I’ll have to wait for potential funders to discover my post. Then the collection of funds is also a problem as there will be no mediator in between.
Flarum, which is the direct competitor to Discourse, has Extiverse, where people sell their plugins.
Due to that, the development cost is low as the developers are willing to develop it for cheap and then recover the money by selling it to anyone afterward.
Win-win for both buyers and sellers.
Is there any way organized way to do that on Meta?
I asked the same months ago when I was funding several plug-ins but got the same answer. I don’t think there’s any restriction on crowd funding, after all these are plug-ins that are paid and can be helpful to the whole community.