Earlier today I participated in a panel discussion with Jeff Bezanson of Julia and José Valim of Elixir.
I thought it was really interesting to hear their stories, and I was happy to hear how José figured out how to get more full-time work on Elixir. I have been working towards shifting away from a patronage model for about a year now (for reasons outlined in the discussion) and it was really encouraging to hear from others who have great stories about how they make things work for their project. Learned a lot!
Anyway, I hope this discussion is interesting to others as well.
And if a permanent version of this comes out, please post a link to it in this thread!