I’m a bit shocked with the statement that…

I’m a bit shocked with the statement that GTE can appoint a PTE for a plugin without the agreement of a plugin developer. Unsure if this is an official statement but as a plugin developer you should be the only person who controls who is allowed to validate your plugins. And I think it’s time that plugin developer finally get a tool that they can control that.

So the question is, is this statement official and secondly when will there be a tool for plugin developers to use?