Open source is awesome, and I’m excited and happy that Cockpit is helping more and more people to manage and publish content. However, as the project grows, pushing new features while maintaining everything becomes a very demanding job. The problem is, that Cockpit doesn't pay any bills. And it is pretty hard to manage the balancing act between work on Cockpit, contract work and family.
I tried to generate some additional income with COCOPi - but until now it wasn't really successfull.
If you run a business and use Cockpit in a money making service or product, it would make business sense for you to sponsor Cockpit development. It ensures the project that your product relies on stays healthy and actively maintained.
If you are using Cockpit for private projects and have enjoyed the productivity of using Cockpit, consider donating as a nice gesture - like buying me a coffee ;)
There are many ideas for Cockpit that I have in mind but haven’t had the time to work on, and I would really love to get more things done - I hope you can help me to make that happen!
In the end the math is pretty simple. The more financial support I receive, the more time I get to spend on making Cockpit better instead of working on contract work.