Open Collective
Open Collective

Zinc Community

Fiscal Host: Zinc

Facilitating mutually beneficial, enthusiastically consensual software community relationships

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Financial Contributions

Personal Dues

Paying Dues grants you access to the Zinc Community Discord, as well as ensures Zinc remains a socioeconomically sustainable place for our Maintain... Read more

Starts at$1 USD / month

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Organizational Sponsor

Organizational sponsors for the Zinc Community may request placing a small logo on one or more of Zinc's public project's READMEs. It is up to you ... Read more

Starts at$100 USD / month

One-time contribution
One-Off Contribution

We know it can be hard to commit to recurring support, a one-time contribution is incredibly appreciated.

Starts at$1 USD

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Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$214.09 USD

Total raised

$6,004.67 USD

Total disbursed

$5,790.58 USD

Estimated annual budget

$1,737.68 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Zinc Community

Updates on our activities and progress.

Request for Comment: Draft Client Ownership Agreement

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Published on August 7, 2022 by Zee Spencer

Q2 2022 update

Hello everyone! A heartfelt thank you 💗 for your continued support for Zinc. Here is a summary of our Q2 2022 activities. If there are specific areas you'd like to know more about, don't hesitate to reach out to us (...
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Published on July 17, 2022 by Ana Ulin

Progress Report for Q1 2022!

Q1 2022 Update For everyone who has stood by us between Q3 2020 and today, I would like to express a heartfelt appreciation through our “quiet time.” Between August 2020 and March 2022, we’ve mostly focused on solidifying our existing initi...
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Published on April 17, 2022 by Zee Spencer


Zinc is a worker-cooperative focused on building human-centered software through the creation of restorative and regenerative socioeconomic structures.

The Zinc Community Collective is a place for folks who are interested in guiding Zinc towards a more human-centered technology organization over the coming decades. Membership in the Zinc Community Collective is independent of membership in the Zinc Staff Collective, the Zinc Contributor Collective, or the Zinc Maintainer Collective.

Membership in the Community Collective is contingent upon dues. Dues are pay-what-you-can, and we strongly encourage people to only pay dues to Zinc after they have found local restorative justice organizations to fund. Not sure who those are?

May we recommend:
- The East Oakland Collective - East Oakland, CA Food and Community Justice Organization
- People's Breakfast Oakland - West Oakland, CA Food and Community Justice Organization
- Repaired Nations - Oakland, CA Cooperative Development Organization
- Cooperation Jackson - Jackson, MS - Cooperative Development and Food, Land, and Community Justice Organization

Our team

Zee Spencer

Organizing ourselves is how we make a serious i...