How do open-sourced project maintainers separate their code to get community contributions but also develop premium features for paid users?

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    Strapi - They do a mixed-repo but do it quite well. From my quick test, I could delete the single non-open ee folder and the project still worked without it.

  • gitlab

    GitLab gets community contributions. All work, including community contributions, are provided to the main mixed repo. The readonly mirror is then a copy of this with the non-open parts stripped out. The mirror is not used for development at all, it's just a convenience for people that want the project code without the enterprise/proprietary content.

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  • gitlab-foss

    GitLab - Again a mixed repo but they also provide a mirror with all non-OS code removed.

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