Open Source Business: How to Support A Family of 5 By Running An Open Source Project

tl;dr: While seeking open source audio software, I found a project which asks for a small donation before you can download the application binaries. I interviewed the leader of the project and found that he is able to support a family of five through this donation system. Awesome!

Lately, I’ve been recording music in my spare time. Since I try to use as much Free and Open Source software as possible, I found the free digital audio workstation Ardour. When I went to download the software, I was asked for a donation before I could download it. Intriguing!