I think the idea is usually that having a viable ecosystem is an enormous boost for a product (viz the iTunes Store) and worth more than it could ever cost. Nokia, IIRC, tried the approach of charging developers to get into their App Store.
I have contributed to both pimatic and openhab, I like the openhab model the best. They used have a public wiki page on their github repo that had different categories that anyone could edit and just a link to their repo in it. (Haven't visited in a while so don't know if that still works). Its totally scalable and self-healing. You put your thing in the category you like and people discover it
that is probably good enough for govt use - but the major issue is how do people discover that page unless Hubitat puts in a link for community supported apps and drivers link where its visible. This is the openhab page on their main repo in github https://github.com./openhab/openhab1-addons/wiki @mike.maxwell how about a sticky forum post at the top of shared code section pointing to that wiki or some other permanent self-maintaining page.
@bptworld I guess I should learn how to read again Yeah this is cool. BTW I can't find the edit button, it says everyone can modify but I dont see an Edit button at the bottom.
I think you need your 'Owner' title before you can edit.