Rocket.Chat is moving to a single codebase:

Get to know the reasons and how the community will benefit from it.

Read all in our blog post.

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It sounds like a pretty good reasoning to allow professional users to contribute to the project.

I am curious: How do you prevent others from stealing their code and thus creating a competitor when they decide to make their code source-available?

That is a good point. We are following the same strategy of Gitlab, but we will also move some of the performance enhancement codebase into Enterprise Apps, that only get installed via our marketplace and the code won’t be available on GitHub.

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