Today is the 5th anniversary of Liberapay’s launch. Like every anniversary, it’s an occasion to reflect on the past year.

There hasn’t been any major change since the deployment of automatic renewals last year, but many smaller things have been fixed or improved. Here is a list of some of those changes:

  • A dedicated Privacy page has been created, and several other pages and notifications have been improved to clarify…

A recap and an announcement in celebration of Liberapay’s 4th anniversary

Automatic renewals are finally here!

In last year’s post we said we were working on “the possibility to have your donations be renewed automatically”. Well, it took way longer than we had hoped, but it’s finally done. 😌

Screenshot of the new renewal method selector in donation forms

This feature is very new and still rough around the edges. For example the automatic renewal only…

This week marks the 3rd anniversary of Liberapay’s launch. It’s been a very difficult year, but there are some silver linings.

A difficult year

In July our payment “partner” decided to kick us and our users out of their platform. If you haven’t done so already you may want read our two previous blog posts about this ordeal: “Liberapay is in trouble” and “Liberapay status update”.

We still haven’t fully recovered from this crisis…

No, we’re not dead.

Three months ago we announced that Liberapay was in trouble. Since then we’ve been working on adapting the platform to work with other payment service providers, and today we’re finally ready to announce that Liberapay now supports two separate payment processors: Stripe and PayPal.

What you need to do

If you use Liberapay to receive…

Our payment processor (Mangopay) is throwing us out. Liberapay won’t shut down, but the service will be disrupted until we can fully migrate away from Mangopay.

The first two sections of this blog post are about what you should do as a Liberapay user. Mangopay may cut us off as…

Today is the 2-year anniversary of Liberapay’s launch! Let’s reflect on the past year, and look at what’s ahead.

“Liberapay lantern”, CC-By David Revoy, from “Pepper&Carrot is now on Liberapay

Highlights of the past year

2017 was a busy and eventful year.

During the first quarter we moved our servers to Europe, and implemented “expense reimbursements”. This private feature will become available to all organizations on Liberapay in 2018.

In the second quarter of the year the rise of the Mastodon social network had a…

Internationalization has been an important part of the Liberapay project since the beginning, and today we are pleased to announce a major step forward in this area: the transition to a multi-currency platform, with the US dollar joining the Euro in our ledgers.

We hadn’t planned to work on this…

Today we celebrate the first anniversary of Liberapay’s launch! For the occasion we’ve made visual improvements to the platform and compiled a retrospective of its first year.

Top of Liberapay’s homepage, February 2nd 2017


A lot has happened during our first year!

Let’s start with the bad: just 3 months after we launched we started getting complaints…

Four months ago we launched Liberapay, a recurrent donations platform whose primary goal is to help fund the development of free software. In this post we explore why that’s difficult, and the solutions we’re proposing for the two steps of the process: getting the money, and distributing it.

Many projects…


The recurrent donations platform

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