You can be funded by Google or Facebook or some other surveillance capitalist, or you can advocate for human rights and democracy. Pick one.

@aral, the only problem is that get funded by "human rights and democracy" entities is almost impossible if you're outside of their circles.

So, pick one is a bit more complicated.

@dump_stack @aral Everything should be funded by people that care about it.

Like software should be funded by it's users, so it's developed in the interest of the users and not for example an advertising company.

@davidak, should be, right.

But in fact getting funded by people almost never enough to work on your project full-time.


@dump_stack @aral sure, that's something that needs improvement.

I think communicating the need in a transparent way and providing easy ways to donate will help. It works for many on Patreon.

I'm working on a solution that i can recommend.

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