koraldon wrote:I think that some support (not actual download or validation on phpbb.com) of paid addons to phpbb can be good for the ecosystem.
I don't think so, to be honest.
We can be proud of ourselves, that we have a team which validates the free
extensions for free
- I think this is very special to phpBB and one of the main reasons, why many people are choosing phpBB.
If we would allow people to publish paid extensions, there probably will be somebody who buys them and then gives them away for free. The author can't do anything about it, gets pissed and turns away from extension development. So this actually hurts the ecosystem.
I don't even know what this is all about? Do you want
to pay for features/improvements?
Imagine, there is a paid version and a free version with the exact same functionality. Which version would you choose? Be honest.