As this question was directed specifically to me, I’ll answer from a personal viewpoint and be completely honest.
When I spoke to my mentor (who has invested in my business, Holly Social) about ClassicPress, I told him that I want ClassicPress to be my legacy. ClassicPress is not the thing that will make me wealthy (I’ve set it up as a not-for-profit after all), nor do I want it to be. Instead, it is the thing that I can look back on and say “I made the world a little bit better by doing that”.
This is driving force behind my passion for ClassicPress, and I will fight for it to be a success today, tomorrow and 20 years from now.
My vision is to find ways to fund our growth for the benefit of our users without relying on donations (and that adhere to our democratic structure). By doing this we guarantee a sustainable future without a conflict of interest.
ClassicPress is here for the long run, and although we will have some major hurdles to overcome in the coming weeks, months and years I promise you that I will give it my all.
And from a completely selfish perspective, I run 50 websites that will need ClassicPress for the foreseeable future.