It's interesting when people say "they didn't make money with the open source project, instead created a product and sold that" and mean it in a negative way.

Getting sponsored by a big corporation or funded by donations should not be the only "allowed" ways to fund open source

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@markosaric Funnily enough, I was just thinking about this topic!

I've chosen a massive yak to shave in whatever spare time I can find...

@alcinnz thanks! i wrote it few weeks ago but reminded of the topic again this weekend after reading some trouble Manjaro Linux got themselves into with some donation funding...

adding it to Hacker News now to see if I can get some traction there... would be great to see more open source become sustainable which should make them more competitive too

@markosaric man, you are EVERYWHERE! I just opened this link at HN and now fosstodon brought it here to me.

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