This is an epic open source funding thread by @SwiftOnSecurity:
Corporate purchasing and policies make funding open source Literally Impossible. Nothing’s going to change until you make them pay you.
Someone filed a bug?
Someone wants a feature?
It’s literally easier to pay you $1500/yr than $25 once.
I want to donate $150 to this open source project.
“Do I look like a communist? Is that what you think of me?”
We need a $1.5k support contract rather than pay an on-staff developer $180k.
“Okay submit their IRS W-9 and Point Of Contact for vendor management to reach out to.”
That’s just the beginning. Lots to ponder if you have corporate users and you’re currently using donations as your primary source of funding.