Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Shaping the Future: Investing Wisely in Long-Term Open Source Development with "Five for the Future"

In the open-source world, money can be a big challenge. It often leads to projects struggling to find a good way to make money, and sadly, some great projects end up failing because they run out of resources. That's where this session comes in:

  • I'm going to break down the problems of getting money for free software and talk about the main ways these projects get funded.
  • I'll introduce you to something called the "Five for the Future" initiative. Since 2014, it's been a game-changer for the WordPress project, helping it grow and succeed more every day.

Attendees at the presentation will gain insights into the financial support mechanisms behind this open-source CMS. The goal is to equip them with the knowledge to extend this initiative to benefit other free software projects.


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