Hi Will Roberts - in response to a few of the points you have raised here:
1. The UNA Market is Growing! Over the last 6 months the size of the UNA Market has doubled - UNA have launched dozens of new modules and various 3rd Party providers have done the same. AQB Soft are consistently working on updating all the Dolphin Modules into UNA, and as I understand it Modzzz are preparing to do the same. Between these two 3rd Party providers we have most of the Dolphin Modules covered. The advantage in UNA is that all the 3rd Party Modules are curated and checked by our Dev Team - so you know that they will work. It was an issue with Dolphin of 3rd Apps not working properly and sites 'breaking' because of poor coding - with UNA we ensure that every app released through our UNA Market works.
2. It is absolutely legal and encouraged that 3rd Party Developers release modules for UNA. UNA is Open Source software, licensed under MIT - so essentially anyone can do anything with it that they please. If you wish to sell apps through UNA Market - there needs to be a point of difference - ie, you can't just copy someone else's app and re-release it under your name, but we absolutely encourage developers to create modules and services for the marketplace - we will support them every step of the way to get there: there is most of the necessary information for developing apps for UNA here: https://github.com/unaio/una/wiki#development
3.Have you seen the Timeline Module for UNA? it exists already, you can view it here: https://una.io/page/view-product?id=32
4. We are currently working on the UNA Academy - you can see the UNA Start Guide here: https://una.io/index.php - also we have lots of great content in the UNA Beginners Group Here: https://una.io/page/groups-home
Any questions, please ask!
Hello Mark, about the marcket, yes, it is filled, but the drip, we would like a big boost. Remember, I made the same remark as Will Roberts a few months ago, and as he says, compared to the choice dolphin offered, there is still a lot of work to be done. For Modzzz, are you absolutely sure? Because it's been so long that we talk about it, that frankly I start to doubt ...
Also I have a question about the modules. So, if I'm fine, I take any AQB module, I edit two lines and I put on sale twice cheaper. Maybe license MIT allows this, but morally, I would be ashamed to do it. Would you do that? I would be very surprised if you did it ... So I understand the question on this subject, and I would like a more precise answer. Yes is exactly the limit?
Also thank you for your encouragement :-)
Modzzz announced the transition to UNA, but apparently, they're still learning the new structure.
As for copying an app from AQB or anyone... You can do whatever the app developer license is allowing. We release all our apps under MIT - so you can build upon any of our apps and resell, but we still reserve the right to delist a product from the UNA Market if it doesn't add value, or is in effect a slight tweak of an existing app. As for AQB - they are listing their products under different license terms, which imply different rules. Remember, MIT license is not viral - you can take our Posts module for example, rebuild it and release your product under a proprietary license if you want.
In other words - we are largely giving away most of our modules, yet we do not require everyone esle to do the same.