I’m specifically thinking about the guys whose plugins have made SketchUp really useful for many versions now, like ThomThom, Fredo6, TIG, Eneroth and Chris Fullmer. I think SketchUp is an incomplete program and would be almost useless without their contributions.
Do they get any kind of compensation from Trimble for completing their software?
I hope this isn’t too controversial, I just find the way SketchUp works a bit weird.
It made sense to make free contributions when it was owned by Google and was a free tool ment to improve Google Earth. But now that it’s more comparable to other (complete) CAD programs, the need to also download separate functions is unusual. Is SketchUp ment to be a community-based project?
I’m sorry if this has been talked about before, I just couldn’t find any posts about it.