Open source software is freely available to use, lovingly made by people all over the world, and at the heart of DigitalOcean's business.
Open source is about helping everyone do more, better and we're proud to support it. Towards that purpose, DigitalOcean offers grants of credits to open source projects to help with their development, infrastructure, and testing needs. We strongly believe in giving back to the open source ecosystem we participate in and depend on.
We support a variety of early stage to mature and well-established open source projects, many of which we are also dependent upon, such as:
How to qualify
The project must:
* Proven community impact/interest can be difficult to measure and stars on GitHub are just one of the factors we will consider.
Have a posted, formal and enforceable Code of Conduct
|Tier||GitHub Stars||Credit Award|
|Production||10,000+ Stars||$250/year - $20k/year|
*Please note that as of Jan 01, 2023, all new requests that are accepted will be awarded the Testing tier initially. Once you have created your account and begun to use your credit, we will evaluate your usage and consider requests for a higher tier. Please indicate the tier that you think you will need long-term in the application form.
If you are developing or maintaining an open source project and are looking for cloud hosting and infrastructure services, here are a few reasons to consider applying.
What we offer
Here are some of the things you can expect to receive as part of your grant award.
What we'd like in return
We genuinely want to support the open source ecosystem, and know that project resources are often stretched thin, so we don't ask for much but we do have one request.
The developer community would love to learn about your use case. Reach out if you'd like to collaborate on a case study.
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