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I agree with much of your concerns. I’m just saying suppressing people sharing or asking for shares divides the community and hurts the poor. It is plugging little holes while a giant gaping chasm is lurking beneath us. One outsider with a kickstarter and a patreon page could hurt the biz. Ethics and loyalty will not be a factor. The outcry would be free advertising for them.
Some of the big players would not be hurt much I think (lots of value beyond the code itself) but many will get hurt and discouraged if it happens. We need some ideas for the addon devs to stay ahead of this possibility, minimize the effect, and alleviate worry about an addon sharing site like the OP’s. I don’t have the answers. This requires brainstorming by many. Maybe there are no good answers. Maybe they’ll always have that risk hanging over them. An open-license conundrum.
I’ve liked your post. No offense was taken I just wanted to be clear about my politics: Nothing is free in this world and nobody is entitled to anything.
Sorry Fweeb I couldn’t figure out how to ref to a new thread and I don’t want to start a new thread about this in a half-assed way. Actually, I’m hoping someone sharper than me will do it. You can delete this I don’t mind. Or fork it. Whatever. I had to tie up this loose end. It’s another bump for the OP so no harm done I think.