According to media reports, GitHub, the code hosting service platform, is launching GitHub Sponsors, a financial support for open source developers, and has been tested on a small scale. GitHub said that platform developers receive regular rewards every month and set up a sponsorship fund, GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund, to match each platform developer's sponsorship fund up to $5,000 in the first year of the rewards launch to pay for rewards. The processing fee incurred. In 2018, GitHub was acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. The company previously received $350 million in investments from Sequoia Capital, A16z, and Thrive Capital.