André Staltz staltz.com

Software below the poverty line  ↦

André Staltz collected data from OpenCollective and GitHub so he could get some numbers behind his questions around the sustainability of donations in open source.

The results I found were shocking: there were two clearly sustainable open source projects, but the majority (more than 80%) of projects that we usually consider sustainable are actually receiving income below industry standards or even below the poverty threshold.

Read his full piece to learn about his collection methodology and read his full analysis of the findings.

Software below the poverty line

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