We previously proposed an Incubation Process as a way to make add-ons hosted on AMO safer while still letting developers host their experimental add-ons via direct links. Developer feedback in our forums raised several issues:
- developers value the feedback given by random users that discover their add-ons in the sandbox
- developers don’t want to feel rushed in the 30 (or 90) day time window with which they must pass review
- developers consider the review process a significant milestone and are not all willing to assume that responsibility
Taking these into account, we’ve come up with a new plan that accomplishes our previous goal of making all add-ons publicly available on AMO safe, and also provides incentives for developers to make great add-ons.