Jürg Lenhi, writes in this tweet thread:
Let’s talk about open-source. I’ve been developing and maintaining Paper.js for years. It has 8,700 stars on GitHub. Multiple big companies have done projects and products with it. Yet donations and sponsored features are very few, and I need to accept other work to sustain a living.
There are several more tweets that follow this up with more details from Jürg, but what I found missing, is an awareness of what a healthy relationship for him and this project looks like.
If we’ve learned anything from Request For Commits, it is that money doesn’t solve the open source maintainer problem, so donations or Patreon alone aren’t a fix.