kaktuspalme But I'm a little surprised that you would work full time for just 800€.
After taxes and YEL (self-employed persons) insurance it's a fair bit less than what I'd probably need, but I'd rather make less but work on open source software, with contributions coming from Patrons, than not being able to work full-time on open source. Plus I'm married and the wife is quite supportive of my move to working on open source (and more on Solus) full-time when funding allows.
Will I be happy if we get over the 800€ mark? Heck yea. But I wanted to set some realistic goals first.
I imagine I'll be working closer to full-time even before we hit that mark (I want to show Patrons and potential Patrons that I mean business when it comes to delivering code), but I need to finish up some old contract work before I can do that 🙂