In case anyone wants a more immediate alternative to Patreon, you can pursue a patronage-style system within Gumroad via it's subscriptions, with caveats.

(The biggest one IMO being you have to provide something in return, so traditional Patreon $1 subs don't really translate here)

This is an article on Gumroad's blog from someone who was able to do that, and talks about the pros and cons -

@dzuk I'd try and build a version if legal issues and money issues where not so pressing.

@gudenau Gumroad is working on open-sourcing their software as a long-term goal

@dzuk Apparently Gumroad is about to open source their software?
Unless that was a fever dream I had…

@kirby yeah, that is something they are working for as a long-term project

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