First of all, thanks to all the people who've made OSS possible. The fact that development is easier today is thanks to the years of efforts that you've put into making this possible.
In the recent past, I've been researching the various ways that OSS projects try to achieve sustainability. I've realized it means different things to different people. To some, it means that they can quit their full-time job and support their families through their work on OSS. To others, it just means continuity of the project after their eventual burn-out or disinterest.
Time and again, I've also heard that funding is the biggest source of pain for OSS projects. Initiatives like Patreon, OpenCollective, BountySource etc seem to be the main platforms that are leveraged to raise funding.
I'd love to hear from the community and especially OSS maintainers, how they think of this? If you've raised some funds, how'd you go about it? How was Patreon or OpenCollective?