Dear PLC & Devel,
This is an interesting bit of news. Godot, which is a member of the
Software freedom Conservancy, and one of their largest other projects
have had their leadership set up a for profit company called w4 games.
This is ostensibly to develop Godot further.
"Our mission is to strengthen the open source Godot ecosystem by
providing companies with the commercial products and services they
need." - https://w4games.com/
This is interesting to us here I believe. One of the conflicts I have
personally with the SFC is how constraining and limited the SFC are
for many of the things that would allow Inkscape to grow, invite
commercial partners, hire developers, pay mentors, fund marketing
research and design. Material things that we currently patch together
with very kind support for key volunteers, but should be more properly
Has anyone here had thoughts about developing a commercial company to
I'm going to be reaching out to the new Godot business as well as a
few of their contacts to see what their thoughts are and see what I
can learn and if we can copy them.
Best Regards, Martin Owens