I am a freelance developer and I basically develop ERP, graphics software, components, web and other such things. I always thought about an open source development of the software that I basically work upon and I am sure one can easily make his/her project open source.
I am also planning to make my applications open source but the problem is that after making everything open sourced how will I get finance to continue the work and sustain my life and future? I know I can ask about the donations of my work from the peoples who are using my applications.
There are many big communities and companies who are into open source market. From where do they get finance and continue their work?