Just some thoughts.
how big is this community ?
How much money do we need for this project to release a stable version ?
Flarum could charge a small fee for installation ( who better to install it the right way then Flarum )
Toby I'm sorry that I've let everyone down
Please don't! A big thank you for donating all of your time and talent for the common benefit. And for being open and so enthusiastic about your plans. Much respect!