The purpose of this proposal is to investigate how can XWiki Open Source community use OpenCollective to gather funds. Service magnitude (Sep 2018): 726 collectives; 8,658 backers; $3,670,838 annual budget.

Things to consider:
- Show that XWiki SAS is doing a lot of sponsoring behind the XWiki project
- Allow users to express gratitude in using the project
- Find ways to thanks the sponsors for their donations
- Decide on a legal entity that will process the money
- Decide what the money collected will be invested in / used for
- Decide on a balance between one time contributions and recurrent contributions

Creating the Collective


  • Type: Open Source Project
  • error Need to connect to GitHub and allow third-party application access policy. The registration needs to be done by an organization owner
    accept Limit requirement: Repository with over 100 stars, satisfied by xwiki-platform.

  • URL: xwiki
  • Name: XWiki
  • Twitter:
  • Website:
  • Short description: The Extensible Open Source Enterprise Wiki
  • Long description:
    XWiki is an open source software development platform based on the wiki principles, under the LGPL license. In addition to being a full-featured wiki, it is also a second generation wiki allowing effortless development of collaborative web applications. On top of this platform a plethora of applications are developed, targeted mainly on aiding enterprise-level needs.

    XWiki has a vibrant community of developers and users, consisting of individual users as well as organizations around the world that are using XWiki for their own Communities or Intranets.

  • Tags: open source, java, platform, wiki, applications, web development, web applications, structured data


  • Avatar: Logo
  • Cover Image: -


  • error Committers will need to create OpenCollective accounts.
  • For each member there are 2 roles that can be assigned: Core Contributor, Contributor.
  • Only Core Contributors can edit this collective and approve or reject expenses.
  • In order to add a member we need the name and an e-mail address.
  • Use the XWiki organisation people info to invite members.

Fiscal Host

  • The host holds the collective finances. If you would like to change host, you first need to empty your balance by filing expenses or transferring funds to another collective.
  • Hosts on Open Collective charge anything from 0 to 30% depending on what services (branding, fiscal sponsorship, workshops, support, etc) they provide to the Collectives that they host.
  • To be host, you need to have a legal entity and a bank account. You could also do it as an individual with your personal bank account, but remember you will be personally responsible for any tax/legal implications. You will also need to create a Stripe and PayPal account connected to your Host bank account.

  • Alternatives: 




  • Description: Support us with a monthly donation that goes in maintaining XWiki.
    Amount Type: Flexible Amount
  • Suggested Amount: EUR 5+
  • Interval: Monthly


  • Description: Become a member for 25.00€/month, help the project achieve its goals.
    Amount Type: Flexible Amount
  • Suggested Amount: EUR 25+
  • Interval: Monthly

T-shirt Backer

  • Description: Be to owner of a limited edition XWiki t-shirt and show your support for the community.
    Amount Type: Flexible Amount
  • Suggested Amount: EUR 50+
  • Interval: Monthly

Issue Sponsor

  • Description: Pick an issue and after validating the reproductibility and complexity of your issue, we will prioritise it in our next roadmap.
    Contact XWiki’s committers to discuss the issue.
    Amount Type: Flexible Amount
  • Suggested Amount: EUR 1,000+
  • Interval: Monthly

Support Sponsor

  • Description: Have access to up to 2 hours of support per month. Support will be remote with the option of a share screen or via private chat. Contact XWiki’s committers to set up time slots.
  • Amount Type: Flexible Amount
  • Amount: EUR 5,000+
  • Interval: Monthly
  • Available quantity: 3/3


  • We could define what Expenses we will have (bugs bounties, conference participation, hosting, stickers, etc.)
  • We could add Goals like an yearly budget needed, etc.


Created by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2018/09/27 11:53

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