we’d like to share this short update of us for you and wish you and your family, as well as all your loved ones, Happy Easter 2021!
In our cultural circles in Europe around here, we’re chasing bunnies and hiding eggs from each other. If you like, share how you celebrate those blissful and short holidays in the comments, would love to hear your equivalents! 🙂
Take care, these are still very difficult times.
And if you got the possibility to have a vaccination: take one! No matter by which provider. Getting hold of a pandemic is never easy, even if your body might react in one way or another. It is how it is – let’s stay realistic here.
there’s currently a battle going on between hobby traders and greedy hedge funds about GameStop crap shares.
There were riots and a successful transition of presidency in the USA and the capitol.
And, most important, we got four or five good to very good vaccines against COVID-19, as well as WHO investigations underway in China, finally.
Despite, we really don’t know what will come for 2021.
We don’t think it’s enough to “hope for the best”.
We want to be honest and had the worst year since our existence in 2020. We are currently unsure if we’ll be still alive by the end of this year.
We don’t want to sound pessimistic – we are realists and always were. There will be consequences from last year, there will be serious shifting. Client-wise, maybe as well as portfolio related. Not only for this year but years to come.
So, instead of promising you stuff which isn’t realistic and lying in your face directly – we don’t know what lies ahead. At the moment, we really give a sh*t about it.
Welcome to a fresh new year,
we don’t think this will be difficult for us only,
all the best,
the aethyx staff
May the next 12 months be full of joy, happiness, luck and of course health! Because the latter is the most important and most precious humans may obtain.
And please, promise us to get the vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as these are available for you and your family! Don’t be stupid. Science is the most precious we have achieved as a species. Never stop fighting for science, as well as for the truth! Because the truth will set you free.
For us, 2020 was the most difficult year in 10 years of our existence. We are proud we made it. So should you. We love you! Thanks for supporting us! Sincerely, your most favourite independent online publishing house, AETHYX MEDIAE.
Why is that so is up to a discussion which we now would like to share with you all. It sheds some light on the problems we and others face and also tries to find some solutions for the bigger problems we had from the open source community in being a commercial success over the last decades:
Living in pandemic times made the year 2020 the hardest so far since our founding in 2010. We’re working hard to deliver like always but it’s an open secret that to this date our work doesn’t compensate like a typical 9-5 job in the IT industry. Which is a pity but a reality we were ready to face from the beginning. Yes, we were young and stupid, ehhh, idealistic, back then.
But fear not: not every question in life needs an answer, that’s just not how reality works. With this posting we don’t want show our frustration but share some insights about the harsh business reality we and others from the open source community face on a daily basis. To be honest, if you’re not doing from your heart and not willing to create for some dozens instead of hundreds or thousands of users, you should overthink your ambition in general here. And believe us also when we say we’ll find a solution for every problem – it’s just a matter of time and it will tell us and others too that we were completely right from the start. F/OSS already runs and rules this highly technologised world, so we’ve got that going for us which is nice! 🙂
Take care, stay healthy, and enjoy your pre-Christmas times this year,
the aethyx staff