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I fully agree with your mentality. When dealing with any technology for a business venture, you have to worry about the landscape a few years out. This happens to large companies too: for example, Microsoft axing Silverlight or Apple axing Xserve. All of these thoughts are compounded by the fact that they haven't reached critical mass (lower resistance).

As for the acqu-hire concern, I'd hope that by that point the community would be strong enough to sustain open-source development. I don't have a good sense for the community, and I suspect that the funding affects the culture. But like you said, I definitely wouldn't bet on the project moving past an acqu-hire




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