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Every open-source software now blames itself for being a hobby and volunteer project when someone throws a hard bone at them. While it is rude to be harsh at people who dedicate their time to open and free code, it remains a question that projects like Discord is easily taking over their paid alternatives.

I think they have a few paid staff. But that is nothing compared to their competition. The money Xenforo and the likes generate is not even close to what Discourse must be making.

What do you think is the secret behind a very successful open source project like Discourse ?
 
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Because of the popularity and management's vision. When a lot of people use your product, talk good things about it, there is always a strong ecosystem around.

Management directly involves in community interaction and even talk and help junior members. It is a epic thing not to leave everything to staff and volunteers and be a part of everything manually.
 
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Do they have enough funding ? I guess so. Because they provide hosted solution too. Look at them, not suitable for shared hosting, backend management is a great challenge according to many webmasters and so many things that could have sunk it.

But nothing matters. The sail on and on and still with a great lead over competitors. There must be something they are doing right.
 

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