Before I started this fundraising, I was uncomfortable sharing my situation and need. I wasn’t even certain what to ask for. Your generosity and reaction to Nepomuk’s promise has been surprising and gave me a lot of confidence and the wish to please all of you by delivering on what I promised.
However, the fact of the matter is that my current financial situation looks grim. This is caused by lack of payment during the last months (see also Nepomuk Fundraiser). Unless I find one or more companies to support Nepomuk, this fundraiser just keeps me going for a very short time. After that I need to have found another job, with or without Nepomuk. This is harder the less time I have. Thus, I dared raising the goal of the pledge hoping that this will grant me the time to secure new regular funding for Nepomuk.
I will of course work on fixing bugs and increasing the stability of Nepomuk. But due to the incredible feedback from all of you I lost sight of the actual goal: finding new sponsorship for the Nepomuk project. A fundraiser like this is an amazing and mind-blowing experience, but it is impossible to live off private donations (although the thought is appealing).