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Monetizing the NetBeans Update (Plugin) Portal

 
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Anyone have strong feelings on this, one way or the other?

Monetizing the NetBeans Update (Plugin) Portal
http://robertjliguori.blogspot.com/2014/01/monetizing-netbeans-plugin.html

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For Eclipse, most plugins are free too. There are a few paid ones where you enter a license key to activate them.

Is there something stopping NetBeans from using this model? Or are you proposing that more people write NetBeans plugins?
 
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I feel that NetBeans should adopt the model, however... so far with all my postings, I have only had one person like the idea.

What do you think?

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I have no problem with the model. That's how our smartphones work. Some apps are free and some are not.
 
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My impression is that so few people use NetBeans (compared to Eclipse) that it wouldn't be worth Oracle's time to implement a for-pay plugin ecosystem.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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