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Discussion on: A System for Sustainable FOSS

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William Hilton

This is fine if you're starting your own business or freelancing full time... but seems like overkill for an ordinary open source project.

I also feel like maybe you've forgotten what it's like getting started. How Step 7 (quit your day job) sounds laughably impossible, and "getting swept away by the thrill of popularity, the excitement of other people willingly using our code to achieve great things" seems like the best thing to hope for!

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Kat Marchán Author

I also feel like maybe you've forgotten what it's like getting started.

Part of the motivation for writing this is precisely because I'm getting started with a new project that can potentially become a major one and I find the current situation unacceptable.

I also feel like maybe you've forgotten what it's like getting started.

I don't believe it should be, and my intention is to propose a new system that makes this a standard expectation from maintainers of successful projects.