Hey! I am currently working on Devolio, a welcoming community for developers to share and dicuss and I am struggling to decide whether or not open-sourcing it is a good idea.
On one hand, I really want to open-source the software and make it an amazing community with the help of other passionate devs. But, I am worried about how I can sustain myself while not stealing from the other contributors if I make it public. If many other people have helped the project become useful and interesting, I don't want to profit from their labor but I also want to be able to pay for hosting and the other costs of sustaining a server.
I really believe making it open-source would be an amazing opportunity for me to meet other interesting people and code something great but I am torn on what to do.
How have your experiences with the open-source model been and what were the positive and negative aspects?
Thank you so much!