I’ve been looking for the answer to this for a while and I’m sure the answer is there somewhere and I just haven’t found it, so perhaps the thing to take away from this is that you need to put the answer into a FAQ.
As someone interested in using Temporal at my company and putting a tremendous amount of effort and trust into doing so, I would like to understand how Temporal plans to make money in the future. Everything you are doing is greatly appreciated, but not sustainable in a financial sense. I understand that there are plans to create a Temporal service that will generate revenue, but that doesn’t seem sufficient if you are to get past the “valley of death.”
Then there is the scenario where some well-funded company sees the value in Temporal and buys you outright. That happens all the time and is often the motivation for startups in the first place. What would you have us believe about this?
Ultimately, why should I take the risk to make Temporal a critical component of my infrastructure? I love what you are doing. I trust your motivations, but that and $5 will buy you a cup of coffee.
Looking forward to your response.