FA is a business. It just doesn't work for profit. The point about donations is moot, read the point above this.2) FA isn't a business and neer relies on donations, without users there's no donations, without donations there's no FA
But it's not merging, why are you bringing a hypothetical into a thread about a real event? It's stupid.3) I know it's not merging, i'm just saying if it "were" merging, and no, again, this would be a very bad choice for FA, not a "good step forward".
And I sincerely hope you're not saying that a more experienced coding team and a better-run administration are "not a good step forward".