I’m very curios to see how sourcehut will scale, both in head count and infra.
as someone who does not want to run their own business, I went the first route and it worked out well for me. I joined a large company that I knew did open source work it would be interested in, but did not insist on joining an open source team right away; I worked on other tasks for a few years, then transferred to a team working on open source, which I think was considerably easier than saying I would only join if I could be guaranteed my choice of projects.
Cool trick with the email searching. I imagine there are a some other interesting things you can do which that as well