Rclone is a free open source project with thousands of contributions from volunteers all round the world and I would like to thank all of you for donating your time to the project.
However, maintaining rclone is a lot of work - easily the equivalent of a full time job - for me. Nothing stands still in the world of cloud storage. Rclone needs constant attention adapting to changes by cloud providers, adding new providers, adding new features, keeping the integration tests working, fixing bugs and many more things!
I love doing the work and I'd like to spend more time doing it - your support helps make that possible.
Thank you :-)
PS I'm available for rclone and object storage related consultancy - email me for more info.
If you are a personal user and you would like to support the project with sponsorship as a way of saying thank you that would be most appreciated.
If your business distributes rclone as part of its products (which the generous MIT licence allows) or uses it internally then it would make business sense to sponsor the rclone project to ensure that the project you rely on stays healthy and well maintained.
If you run one of the cloud storage providers that rclone supports and rclone is driving revenue your way then you know it makes sense to sponsor the project.
Note that if you choose the "GitHub Sponsors" option they will provide proper tax invoices appropriate for your country.
Monthly donations help keep rclone development sustainable in the long run so this is the preferred option. A small amount every month is much better than a one off donation as it allows planning for the future.
If you don't want to contribute monthly then of course we'd love a one off donation.
If you require a receipt or wish to contribute in a different way then please drop me an email.