There has been a lot of discussion recently around funding models for Elm. Personally, I think that crowdfunding should form part of the solution, I think it’s a great fit for creating a “homegrown programming language”. I just noticed that GitHub are offering organisation level sponsorship where they cover the payment-processing fees so that all the donation goes to the organisation, which sounds ideal. I’m sure that accepting donations is not a simple as just taking peoples money, no doubt there’s all sorts of accounting and legal considerations. Is there a reason not to take this route?
Personally, I’d like to contribute something as Elm has had a very positive effect on my career, I’m sure lots of people are in a similar position.