Posted the following to a widely-read private programming forum I belong to, and wanted to share it here in case it’s useful to anyone else:
After 10 lonely and thankless years of singlehandedly maintaining a decently popular open source project (in use at Google, Venmo, Bloomberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, et al.), and not getting a single cent of financial support (through no lack of asking), I finally got my first $ today ago thanks to Tidelift. What an amazing thing!
However, far too few people even know about Tidelift still. Please spread the word to any would-be lifters and would-be subscribers you can think of! And if you maintain an open source project that you haven’t lifted yet, and/or you or your organization are in a position to pay for a Tidelift subscription, please give it a look!
Here’s an example ticket I just opened in Flask’s issue tracker. Please give it a +1 if you’re so inclined. If anyone does similar and wants to link to theirs below, I’ll be delighted to upvote it too. Thanks!