As I and others are getting used to Gadgeteer and finding shortcomings in the module market and as GHI is ramping up to become a board factory, I wonder if GHI has considered opening something similar to an “App Market” except for modules? I know a few others in the community have created their own modules and I have some ideas for several I want to build in 2012. However, I don’t currently see any good way for people to sell/distribute their modules.
What I propose is something similar to the Apple or Android markets where someone could submit a design and a fully created module & software to GHI and upon GHI’s testing/approval they would manufacture and distribute the module and the creator would get a buck or two for every one sold. It would be good for geek cred to put the name of the developer on the module in addition to GHI.
Personally, I’m going to create my modules regardless. However, I have no desire to be in the business of manufacturing & distributing them to the world and would love to be able to hand that over to someone like GHI and have us all benefit from it rather than me owning the only copies ever made of those modules.
Thoughts? Especially from GHI…