Then you get a job and ask for no pay 16+ hours a week and ask for no pay.
He probably doesn't pay too much mc anymore either. So why continue when he could be working a extra hours or relaxing when he isn't getting anything out of it?
He wants to continue but, continuing might mean working less hours with little to no support on a version that's now frowned upon even though it's the latest stable versions for modpack and gameplay up to date. So I am going to ask you again unless you get something out of it why continue besides for fan's selfish reasons?
He should put his mod on CurseForge instead of putting it on websites that lead to misleading and dangerous stuff.