Mozilla has proposed a new Open Web App system, where developers would be able to offer their desktop based applications and generate income.
Mozilla chief Jay Sullivan explains the proposal, via the Foundation's blog:
"Today, we are releasing technical documentation of the proposed system and a developer preview prototype that allows you to install, manage and launch Web apps in any modern desktop or mobile browser".
The Mozilla Open Web App concept would, of course, go head to head with any Chrome app store.
It will be interesting to see which idea wins out in the end.