After the hubub around Jetpack’s decision…
After the hubub around Jetpack’s decision to become a theme marketplace, Mika Epstein clarified what constitutes an allowed versus not-allowed third party integration for executable code.
Not to any fault of Mika or the rest of the plugin team, it does seem like there’s some splitting of hairs going on. The discussion on her post is productive.
As I said on Twitter the day of the announcements, if Automattic didn’t eventually try to significantly monetize Jetpack, I think it’d be a disservice to their investors and shareholders. They have a large team working on this product, and whether the monetization effort is direct or indirect, it’s inevitable.