Google Charging Chrome Extension Developers $5 Fee

  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Google has started charging Chrome extension, theme, etc developers a $5 fee to publish their products on the Chrome Extensions Gallery. Authors now also associate their extensions, themes, etc with a website they own or operate using Google Webmaster Tools.

The developer signup fee is a one-time payment of $5. It is intended to create better safeguards against fraudulent extensions in the gallery and limit the activity of malicious developer accounts. Starting today, this fee will be required to publish extensions, themes and soon apps in the gallery. We are waiving the fee for developers who already registered with the gallery (specifically before 11am PST today), so that they can continue to update their extensions and publish new items without paying the fee.
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

There is one good thing about capitalism. If you don't like something, you can boycott it. No one can force developers to participate. Let the extensions stop dead in their tracks.

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