Yes! After 6 years of development, Flarum 1.0.0 is finally here.
We're still working on a formal roadmap. We have a lot of plans and ideas, and look forward to sharing a more thorough milestone with the community.
However, donations will not directly impact the speed of development on Flarum. We also encourage users to contribute in other ways, such as contributing code, building extensions, writing documentation, translating Flarum into other languages, providing help and support on the community forums... and just being a general positive energy around the community!
We would love to build countless features and extensions for Flarum, but first things first: Our focus is on the essentials and stability.
Here again, the answer is “first things first”. If we haven’t fixed an issue (or assigned it a milestone) yet, it’s because we’re working on something else that’s just as important. Please be patient; we’ll try to get it done before release. Or if you’re in a hurry, feel free to fix it yourself and contribute to the project!
We don't currently provide official migrators, but there are many community solutions out there. Relatively soon, we’ll start building tools to import data from other forum software like esoTalk, FluxBB, phpBB, Discourse, and others.
"Through an arcane and arduous ordeal, involving mystic rituals, life threatening peril, and adventures to far off lands where many go and few return." ~ jordanjay29
The real answer is that we generally keep an eye on our community for stand-out members who would make good staff. Honestly, for most of our current staff, what they did before becoming staff wasn't much different from what they do now.
Find a passion and contribute however you feel is best. Then let it take its course. You don't have to have a badge to be respected here.