It’s possible to profit without exploiting anyone. In fact, profit tends to show that you yourself aren’t being exploited. Your abilities, not your patron or your donors, should decide what kind and quality of life you can manage, and where. Value is leverage.
The quote from a provocative
funding experiment by Feross Abouk, which references the chart above.
The thought applies to the open data community as well. Anyone out there trying to maintain quality data sources, aggregators, mirrors and - of course - tools, who is doing a service to the public and not managing to make ends meet should read this. Then discuss your thoughts here.