Is it possible to upload the source code for an app to the marketplace and let licensees download them?
What if an app provides a business critical feature and the vendor goes AWOL / bankrupt / does not maintain an app anymore…?
With Atlassian’s product licenses the licensee is able to download the source code. Even if Atlassian goes belly up, they could build and run a server from that. (in theory; it is all about perceived possibilities, not about feasibility or effort / cost)
Especially bigger customers are more reluctant to invest in an app if there are contingencies in place.
Atlassian does it already.
Offering an escrow service to customers is cumbersome and expensive.
How about it? Possible? I couldn’t find any document on the subject. I guess it is not available…