I see that many reputable open source projects are either acquried by big names or start to behave like money making companies. Possibly, too much success is not good for open source. By what I see, it will end up killing what it used to be. Is it the possibility of very high revenue generation making it a easy target ?
Abhi I hope this doesn't happen to flarum!
There is no element of surprise here. Big companies have always eaten away small and successful ventures. That valid for road side shops to corporate level ventures.
It is hard to say no to too much money and status.
Open source projects are often scooped up by big tech. I'm honestly surprised projects like MyBB haven't been bought out especially given their track record for the past several years and amount of development put into the software. Comparably speaking, other competitor forum software charge an arm and a leg for usage. MyBB is free and still more expandable than XenForo, IPB, etc.
I am not sure. Flarum can be monetised hugely if someone chose to do it.