Making Hypothesis sustainable

You might have noticed Hypothesis is atypically good for an open source library of its age and size. There’s a very simple reason for this, and it’s not that I’m brilliant, it’s that at this point I’ve sunk about 6 months of full time work into it.

The reasons for doing so are complicated and not very relevant, but the main point is that I’m making very little money off doing so, to a degree where this is obviously not something I can continue doing indefinitely and really should have stopped months ago.

But this is ridiculous. I’ve written high quality software which at this point I’m pretty sure is collectively saving people significantly more money than paying me a full time salary would involve. If I can’t figure out a way to make money out of that, something is clearly broken (well, many things are clearly broken, but it would be nice if this weren’t one of them).

The original plan was to sell training and consulting, but either I’m not talking to the right people or this is a very hard sell (or both). So far this is looking like it will be in the category of “Provides a nice top up but isn’t even close to enough to sustain development”.

So I would like you to do two things:

Thanks in advance.

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