> You cant > deny that a huge user base, isnt attractive for a developer. Where would be the sense > in developing, if really nobody pays attention to the product . Of course its very > honourable and noble, that the devs are mainly developing for preservation purposes, > but a non-existent userbase would be a median catastrophe.
Look, with decades of experience contributing to source-available software projects, I can tell you in no uncertain terms that the size of the userbase makes absolutely no difference to how attractive an unpaid project is. You have to want to work on it for yourself, on your own terms. It really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I find it laughable that you're trying to tell us how it works, when we're the ones who've actually been doing this for decades.