tl;dr: I’m gonna be making dedicated topics to the following topics soon:
Making friends with companies
jMonkeyEngine might not become my livelihood in the foreseeable future, but for many others it can be. For some it already is. I need to come up with more incentives for companies to get in touch with us.
Paying for things
This is risky business, but I’ve had some experience with it now, and I think I can make it work. jME has received generous donations in days past that we don’t even know what to do with, so we just sat on it. This isn’t good. All this time we essentially had a budget for taking small risks, but we hardly took any of them! That’s gonna change now.
Now that I’m working full time I’ll also be spending my own money on some jME micro-projects.
When someone wants to contribute to jME the path to making that first contribution is not crystal clear. We do an OK job of onboarding contributors, but we can do a whole lot better.
p.s. thanks to @rickard for asking some questions and sharing some thoughts that helped me collect my thoughts.