So now what we need to do is set proper rules…
The ones about plugin adoptions are very good in my opinion. I think we need rules also for submission of new plugins.
- are we allowing people to submit what I call rebranded clones (plugins that have a little difference from the original)? This in part is avoided limiting plugin abandon, no need to fork an old plugin and tweak it if the original can be adopted. Is it better to have a variety of options or should we have only one plugin doing something?
Are we allowing devs to change business model? A free plugin can be transformed in a freemium or premium one?
What about extensions and add-ons? Should we allow devs to serve them through their own servers?
While I wait for your opinions I will study wp submission guidelines in depth…