Hi everyone! Due to the recent events in the world, I’ve got cut from all my funding sources, through which I was used to receive money for my projects and for living - right now I cannot receive money from OpenCollective, PayPal and Patreon.
By this moment I am considering two choices:
Find an employment at some local IT company. Really would be nice to have something related to open-source.
Most probably that will be a full time. I am afraid it will not be related to animation, as it is very unlikely to find such kind of employment here, which combines “open-source”+“animation” sphere.
Try to get self-employed in my own local non-profit organization - I have established one a year ago.
Its mission is “to develop and popularize technologies of production animation using open-source software” and I think that Synfig development is something what is worth to put efforts into for that period.
The downside is that I’ll need to quickly find a funding source - last year all maintaining of organization was “on my balance” and I am not sure we can get the same flow from Russian community (especially considering current situation).
That’s how it is! Just want you to be aware of situation as this is impacting the amount of my time, which I will be able to put into Synfig in coming months.
P.S. I still willing to keep contributing to Synfig regarding how things will turn out!