Currently in limited public beta, GitHub Sponsors is a tool to financially support the developers who build the open source software you use every day. Open source developers can now receive funding from the community directly through their GitHub profile.
Administrators of organization-owned repositories can now assign “triage” and “maintain” roles to collaborators and teams as part of a public beta preview.
If a contributor proves their ability to drive technical discussions or lead development of your project, you can empower them to take on additional issue or repository management responsibilities without needing to also grant the ability to modify your project’s source code or change potentially destructive repository settings.
The new roles are available to all organizations on the Free, Team, and Enterprise Cloud plans. For more information, see our documentation “Repository permission levels for an organization”.