It would be under a BSD or MIT license if I were going to open-source it, not GPL.Feel free to make a 20 millions donation to Kier, I'm pretty sure he will release it as GPL.
This comment is in no way meant as an attack or anything (my words have been misinterpreted before on this board today) - but, it doesnt matter what you are ok with or not, if Kier and Mike and co want to charge $500+ for this software, that is their prerogative, and I doubt that any complaining would make any difference, as no matter what the price, there's always gonna be someone complaining about it.I am ok with XenForo being a commercial product as long as its price is not sky-high.
I would suspect the person asking is still a student... You remember those days, don't you? If everyone just did what they liked to do we wouldn't need money at all.I don't even get the mindset that would result in a question like "can't you make this free?" Do you go to work every day and say "hey, skip the paycheck - just donate to me if you feel I've done a good job"? No? Well, why not? Same difference.
Fantasy: People will continue to donate and support the software.You guys made this open-source, and free to use. I'm sure many people would donate to help keep you guys going.