Open Source Funding Models
There has been much debate around how to fund open source projects and keep the maintainers engaged or pull them into their projects full time. Some are worried about Open Source becoming too “Corporate”. Those people want to have their cake and eat it too by asking maintainers to rely purely on donations and still get quality software for free. Then there are those like me that see that model as unsustainable. Developers can’t live off donations and have little to no incentive to keep working on the projects they create other than their passion which can only take a person so far.