It seems like you are making contributions to lots of different projects. None of them large enough for you to get a sustainable income.
This is similar to a problem I see in academia a times. People may want to contribute to research, but refuse if they are not able to contribute enough to have their name on the paper (the currency of academia). There are of course people who provide a small amount of help on projects and are mentioned in the acknowledgments. It’s like you have ended up only in the acknowledgements.
I find these situations quite frustrating. It usually makes me think of this quote from someone who probably won’t mind if I don’t credit them.
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
Thank you Remmelt for all of the work you have done. Personally I’ve got a lot of value out of participating in and helping organise the AI Safety Camp and getting to work with you.
I have been donating to Remmelts Patreon for over 2 years. This has been a relatively small cost to me and I feel like I have benefited more than I have contributed.
This does resonate with me. There are quite some projects that I worked on making happen behind the scenes that I wouldn’t want to stamp my name on. I’ve talked with others who mentioned similar bottlenecks (e.g. GoodGrowth people in 2019). Thank you for your good wishes, JJ!