Well there’s no public plans yet for a joint ownership of the snappy store. As I said, Canonical are investing a heck of a lot of time and money into the snappy project and it would be difficult to organize some sort of joint ownership, though that would certainly be ideal! So I’m guessing there’s no progress on that yet. And, as per the snapd roadmap, there’s a heck of a lot that still needs time invested in and these are features required by people wanting to snap their applications.
Do you have a source for that? I guess that helps pay for store maintenance.
Don’t know, to be honest! I’m not aware of any such protection - but this is off-topic, you should open a new thread for that question.
What do you mean by that? Again, sounds off-topic and needs a new thread.