I really like the accountability of the OpenCollective model. But fees of 10% of revenue is quite a lot. I have zero experience myself over the tax or legal side of this however, so I don't quite get what that buys you.
My personal gut feelings on this are that we probably don't need something so fancy and also I kinda want to keep monetary incentives out of the development model for fear of distorting what we do. We can get, and have got a long way by leveraging free services. The last thing I want to be doing is running around trying to get donations out of people just to keep the lights on. It would annoy them, and sap my energy.
So, I'm not madly keen on it, particularly as I haven't observed a great deal of success or speed around bounty-driven related bugs. Developer motivations are pretty weird, and often non-monetary (obviously, I'm speaking as one myself, with a reasonably comfortable job outside of MyPaint developer land).
I am such a terrible lazy cold water-pourer. Sorry
Expenses for me are basically a £10 a year payment to Mythic-Beasts for domains and old wiki redirection. Also a $5 a month donation to Weblate.org via BountySource for the translation service which I'm happy to keep paying for while we use it.
Maybe we should approach from the perspective of what it could buy the project. Ad-free forum hosting obviously. Conference attendance. I'm especially interested in ideas for outreach projects too, although I'd probably be terrible at injecting the right kind of energy because I basically suck at the social media side of things.
What plans do we have for expanding the community forums?
If we were to start organizing at the level of a non-profit organization, then it's probably time to sort out a few other things like what entity owns the keys to the domains, github, forums and other informational assets; and who gets delegated access.