Repost, from the birdsite:

Sadly, Friday was my last day at the Foundation. I'm not going to shock anybody when I say that everyone loves free and open source software, except when it comes to funding work on it.

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Of course, I'm not going to disappear from the team or the community. I'm not locked in here with you: you're locked in here with me.

For now, I'm going to take a bit of a break. I have a home office to clean up; a bunch of games to play; and various Gundam plastic models to build…

I will finally have time to finish chapter 2 of the History of GNOME podcast.

Finally: I was exceedingly privileged to work for the GNOME Foundation. I managed to do everything I set out for myself back when I started in 2019: work on getting GTK4 out of the door; a new accessibility API; better onboarding for newcomers. I was even able to get the new API reference off the ground, and I still very much plan to finish the SDK reference docs for GNOME 41.

So, all in all, it's been a very positive experience that I would not change for anything in the world. More free and open source software projects should have the ability to fund themselves to the point of paying maintainers and developers without corporate interference.

@ebassi thank you for your work, sorry 'we' haven't figured out how to support people like you properly yet :(

Enjoy your change!

@ebassi As someone that started developing GTK applications over the past year, I can say that your contributions, not just to code, but to the community, have been absolutely excellent. I am sad to hear about this news, and I wish you all the best on your future opportunities.

@ebassi thanks a lot for all your work! Enjoy your break 😊

@ebassi Thanks for all the improvements you've done to GTK and GNOME in general!

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