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From Christofer Dutz <>
Subject Trying a new way for me to keep the lights on ...
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2020 06:35:02 GMT
Hi folks,

yesterday I decided to try out something new: I signed up for Github Sponsors.

The problem is that I am dedicating all of my time for this project, because I strongly believe
in it bringing value to the world.

Unfortunately the world is having trouble bringing value to my bank account. Everyone seems
to be interested in PLC4X, and a lot of companies have started using it.
PLC4X is already a great tool and it’s only going to become better and better each day.

In the last 4 years where I have been trying to get consulting contracts around PLC4X the
amount of sales you have to do for just one day of consulting is just ridiculous.
I’m just finishing a project that has a budget of 5 days which I needed to do sales for
1,5 years. If I ever got a contract, I had to sign NDAs and am not allowed to talk about what
I did, which makes it almost impossible to acquire new gigs … I mean … what would you
think if you asked me: “Who’s using PLC4X and how?” and I would say: “Lots of companies
and we’re saving millions in license costs and we cranked up productivity by 2-digit percentages”
… and you: “So who is using it and what for?” and I say: “Not allowed to tell you”.

I and others in this project have been thinking a lot about how we can unite our urge to provide
software for the public good and still be able to feed our families.
One of these initiatives is the initiative. But as far
as I can see it’s not really changing much … at least not for me and not till now.

So if you are happy with the level of support I am giving you and your companies, perhaps
think about becoming my sponsor.
As I can add new levels of support and you don’t find a price-range you’re happy with
… just ping me off list and I can add that.

Please help me keeping the lights on …

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