Here is my perspective as a developer of ClearFlask (open-source Fider alternative) and I assume others have the same take as well:
- I don't see the right incentives for me to contribute to Cloudron
- I see Cloudron as a for-profit, open-core (at best) organization making money from repackaged open-source projects integrated into Cloudron by volunteer developers.
- I'd prefer to make my own project easier to deploy, rather than helping Cloudron
- At the same time I am not hindering Cloudron, I stated I would help and support anyone wanting to put ClearFlask on Cloudron. I licensed ClearFlask under Apache license and Cloudron is more than welcome to use it, including repackaging and re-selling.
This is an unfortunate situation because:
- I can package ClearFlask for Cloudron much quicker and be able to provide ongoing support much better than any other volunteer
- Open-source Cloudron
- or, pay developers to help you from the funds you receive
A crazy scheme I just came up with:
Take a percentage of Cloudrons' sales and re-distribute back to either:
a) existing apps on Cloudron based on popualarity
b) or as a bounty for apps not already on Cloudron. For best quality, add preference for the original developers of the project to bid on the bounty and provide support.