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This may sound naive, but what are the incentives and/or how are the developers of Lichess making a profit. The site is one of the best executed webapps I've ever used. What motivates the creators?

Thibault simply wants to deliver the best online chess experience. Period.

It's purely donation driven and he pulls a small salary from whatever's leftover after buying enough servers to keep the site up.

I'm supprised that they get $47 mn in donations. Rarely see the patron icon when I play.

$47k, not million. Amounts in that spreadsheet aren't in thousands.

Apologies, thanks for clarifying


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