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Getting a future promise from a startup CEO is as trustworthy as a politician's promise during election season.

The only sane approach is open data. Leave everything available for export so some other feature company can pick up where you left off.

You could venture into an insane realm where startups enter into a Startup Insuranceā„¢ league. When a company gets acquihired, instead of shutting down the product, a separate foundation runs the product (or figures out a way to open all the data for export).

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