Should replit be open source?
It's very difficult to make money from an open source piece of software. There are two main ways to do it:
- Do what Android did, rely on pre-installs with apps that make money included in the installation. This isn't really an option for replit.
- Open source some of the software, but not all of it. For example, replit can open source things like their Basic clone and their IDE, but keep all the multiplayer, hosting configuration, etc. private.
I don't think replit would want to do this.
Replit is a company. it won't make its product open source no matter how many people sign a petition. it is a product used to make money and making it open source completely removes the point. You may be able to find some stuff on replit's blog and replit's github about their architecture and internals though.