When Custom Blocks go live, if I were to design a base that is deeply integrated with a Custom Block (to basically create a mini application within Airtable), and add that base to Airtable Universe, when people copy that base to their workspace, would the Custom Block go with the base? Would it work seamlessly as Airtable’s blocks do? Would it receive updates if I update the source code of the block and re-release the base to the Universe?
I guess I’m also just wondering how exactly these Custom Blocks will work in terms of an “open marketplace” for these things. If Airtable chooses to remain entirely hands off in allowing the free exchange of Custom Blocks via public GitHub repo’s, I can see the environment quickly devolving into a mess of poorly maintained, or unmaintained Blocks roaming around in the wild, perhaps lingering on aggregation lists/sites for years after they have gone defunct, and making it difficult for consumers to know, when they go to install a Custom Block, whether they are getting a good one.
Does Airtable plan to do any curation, and maintain a trusted marketplace of Custom Blocks that meet curation standards? Or are we destined for the wild west of open source Blocks, caveat emptor, and “you get what you pay for”?