Edited: July 29, 2023
This page contains a record of all Quilt sponsorships, past and present, as well as instructions on how to apply to sponsor Quilt.
While Quilt is not (and hopefully never will be) a financially-driven project, sponsors help us to offset our costs, or provide tools or services that would otherwise be inaccessible to us. Additionally, in order to maintain transparency and to try to avoid problems (such as accepting a sponsorship and endorsing a problematic company), we have a detailed process that we follow when evaluating and accepting sponsorships.
Sponsorships may be endorsed, or non-endorsed. If a sponsorship is currently endorsed, it means that they require an endorsement from us, such as a link on our homepage. Because of this, endorsed sponsors undergo a more thorough vetting process, including a review by the community on the Quilt forum. Non-endorsed sponsors do not require an endorsement.
Current Sponsors (Endorsed)
The following sponsors are endorsed by Quilt.
Capitol Hosting Solutions
Capitol Hosting Solutions are a hosting provider based in Seattle and Australia, with offerings for gaming, dedicated, web, and Discord bot hosting. They provide us with servers to host much of our infrastructure, including the forum, collab wiki, Modmail, and Cozy.
Cloudflare is an Edge Services provider, with offerings including DNS management, static hosting, edge computing, network security and protection, and CDNs. We use Cloudflare to host our website, serve our Maven, and to protect the rest of our infrastructure from attacks.
Cloudflare provides us with a free Pro plan, which comes with some extra performance and security features, such as image optimisation and more firewall rules.
Current Sponsors (Non-Endorsed)
The following sponsors do not require an endorsement by Quilt.
1Password is a software for managing passwords and other types of sensitive data. They provide us with a free 1Password Team account as part of their 1Password for Open Source Projects program, which we use to safely share credentials and other sensitive data within various teams.
Sentry is an open-source error-tracking and performance monitoring service, which we use to monitor parts of our infrastructure for errors and issues. They provide us with a free Business plan on their cloud platform as part of their Sentry for Open Source project.
Past Sponsors (Endorsed)
The following past sponsors were endorsed by Quilt while we were working with them.
Past Sponsors (Non-Endorsed)
The following past sponsors did not require an endorsement from Quilt while we were working with them.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a general-purpose cloud-computing company. In Quilt's early days, AWS hosted our Meta, Maven, and emails, and they provided us with credits to offset those costs through their Promotional Credits for Open Source Projects program.
For detailed information on our processes for accepting and handling sponsors, please see the Sponsorships RFC.
If you're an individual that just wishes to support us and help cover our costs, the best way to do so is by donating directly on our OpenCollective page.
In addition to Endorsed and Non-Endorsed sponsors, there are two types of sponsorship: Financial and Non-Financial. Financial Sponsorships are those that provide direct financial contributions to Quilt through our OpenCollective page, and non-financial sponsorships are those that provide tools or services to us at a discount, or for free. When offering us a sponsorship, please include whether it is a financial or non-financial sponsorship, as well as if you would like to be endorsed or not.
When deciding whether to accept a sponsorship, we look for sponsors that provide high-quality products at fair and competitive prices, market their products transparently and honestly, and do not discriminate against minorities, have a history of anti-consumer practices, or conduct business in a way that is unsustainable or especially harmful to the environment. For the full list of Sponsorship Guidelines, see the Sponsorships RFC.
A good sponsorship offer should include the following:
- Information about you, the sponsor
- What the sponsorship is (tools, services or money)
- Any additional terms of the sponsorship (if applicable)
- Links to your website, social media etc -- we're more likely to accept your sponsorship if you have a website with lots of details about your offerings
To offer us a sponsorship, please email the Outreach Team at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!