I have announced in devRant that I will start an [**]open source project and I give out the link. And the announcement itself at least has 50 views.
But after a few weeks, I still don't know what my contributors could help me with. So I haven't assigned any goal or job details. And, I still don't have any contributors, and there is still no fork of my project. At the moment, I want to turn it into closed source instead and continue its development privately. So, I turn the repo page into a private repo.
Technically, is this change effective? Like, do I have the right to do that? And, is this change legal?
And, To maintain my trustworthiness and make people feel good about me, do I need to update my original announcement again to say it is closed source
And, conventionally, if the first announcement make some peeple shows high interest and excitement to contribute, then how should we properly turn it into a closed source project without looking too bad and disappointing? Do I need to say sorry to those replying me they are interested to contribute?
Edit: [**] Open source here mean source available. The project is using Apache v2.0 license. Under the license, I believe it does not actually require me to make the source code available. I decided to make the source available just because I wanted to speed up the development process and to gain popularity / reputation faster