I recently founded an open source startup and have convinced ~25 people that it’s a good enough idea for them to spend a significant amount of time over the past 6 months working on it.
This was my idea all the way back from 2010 and I’ve spent the past year doing R&D and putting the right people together.
It recently occurred to me that one of our first contributors/team members has been working on this project almost 7 days a week for the past 6 months right alongside me.
Should I make this person my co-founder? And if she is made a co-founder, that makes me feel obligated to make the next two core team members co-founders also.
Does anyone have advice on this?