How can we develop free software sustainably?

After discussion on Mastodon, I found these criteria were most wanted by the community that was willing to engage me there:

  • Accessibility of any scheme should match or even be greater than the accessibility of contributing to free software is today.
  • Decentralization of decision making. Any scheme shouldn’t require loyalty to some organization, person or persons.
  • Independence of Big Tech. Any scheme should work with or without the consent of Big Tech.