We are happy to announce a new partnership with trivago, the hotel search website.
They've committed to fund our community with $2,000 per month, for a total of $24,000 per year!
trivago is famous for their TV ads ("Hotel? trivago!") but also recognized for their substantial financial support for the Webpack community. They have a track record of supporting Open Source communities without interfering with their work so we were very excited when they got in touch to offer their support for Babel.
In addition to those immediate benefits, Babel has a very concrete impact on the future of the ECMAScript specification and the shape of the language itself due to its unique place in the ecosystem for implementing proposals in the TC39 process as early as Stage 0.
This new partnership with trivago brings us one step closer toward reaching our goal of having full-time maintainers working on Babel, but we're still not there yet and will continue to try to find additional partners that want to help us reach a sustainable level of funding. We also desire to have the capacity to spend more time on programs like RGSoC and mentoring new contributors/companies to get involved.
If you're working at a company that is using Babel, consider advocating a partnership with us to your supervisor. Webpack recently spoke to Patrick Gotthardt, our contact at trivago, about their experience with investing in their community and he shared a lot of good reasons for why they're doing it at such a large scale.
We hope that the new partnership with trivago ($24,000) as well as our already existing partnerships with Adobe ($12,000), Facebook ($10,000), the AMP Project ($9,600), Coinbase/Webflow ($5,500) and many other companies will encourage even more companies who rely on Babel to also form a partnership with our community and to help us reach our goals of funding more full time developers not just to support the project itself but the community and language at large.