Glad to see my latest post resonating with many members of the open source community.
If you missed it, take a look:
How to pay your rent with your open source project https://plausible.io/blog/open-source-funding
@markosaric I only quickly scanned over the article, but, I didn't see any mention of actually charging for the software besides SaaS. I agree SaaS and paid hosting plans are probably the best choices for web apps, software, or online services. But a business model like Microsoft had with Windows isn't terrible.
@jordan31 true, it's not easy. there are some projects that do well with sponsorships/donations and i listed a few. it's also one of the few ways to make money from self-hosted projects. for instance we now have the self-hosted Plausible analytics and asking for donation is probably the only way to fund that unless there's something i'm not thinking about...
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