re: How much popularity does a software project need? VIEW POST


I think you need a caveat, 'large, complex' projects need popularity to survive. There are thousands of small gems, and packages that are high quality that people use that are mostly feature complete. Large projects have a larger surface area in which bugs can occur and need constant maintenance and new work to be sustainable and valuable in the ecosystem. If a project falls out of scope with how people work or it's bugs linger too long, people will move on.

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