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November 26, 2019

npm fundnew subcommand and metadata standard

As of version 6.13.0 of the npm command-line interface, package developers can now include information about how to help fund their projects in package.json:

{
  "funding": {
    "type": "individual",
    "url": "https://marijnhaverbeke.nl/fund/"
  }
}

Or:

{
  "funding": {
    "type": "patreon",
    "url": "https://patreon.com/feross"
  }
}

By default, when users run npm install to install dependencies, the npm CLI will notify them that some installed packages have funding data and prompt the user to run npm fund.

npm fund can print reports of funding data in JSON with --json and open links in the browser with --browser.

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