[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing
me at piyushmishra.com
Sun Mar 13 11:08:48 UTC 2011
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 4:24 PM, ErisDS (Hannah Wolfe) <erisds at gmail.com>wrote:
> I think some of you are seriously working with the wrong bit of software.
> It's already been said, by working with WP you're subscribing to a
> philosophy, if you don't like that philosophy then the solution is work
> something else, not try to change WP & the people who work on/with it.
> It's really not about the money. If you like money, write your own
> publishing platform/CMS and sell it.
Try understanding the meaning of a dual license please.
Well one good example to help you with this is the PHP license. ( Its not
compatible with GPL and still works for them!! )
Its one thing to support a side and another to refuse to see a better
option. I'll say this one last time before I give up.
With dual license "OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTORS AND USERS/ DEVELOPERS STILL HAVE
FREE ACCESS AND COMPLETE AUTONOMY!!!!!!!!!" having said that, the exact
clauses can be discussed, debated and chalked out.
And for a reply to what seems to me like a pointless flame war.
"Please get all source codes ( php ) you can from all the developers selling
plugins to people who DO NOT understand GPL terms and push them to the
plugin repository with some css n images of your own"
The above is a slow and continuous fix to the problem and I honestly don't
think any slow and continuous fix can be implemented properly.
I would be more than glad if such a group turns up and gets down to keep the
spirit of open source alive.
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:
> > On 13 March 2011 09:35, Andy Charrington-Wilden
> > <andycharrington at gmail.com>wrote:
> > > Why not have both?
> > >
> > > What is it that's so disagreeable?
> > >
> > >
> > The GPL is all about giving rights to the USERS of your software, it is
> > about protecting rights of the developer (that's what copyright is for).
> > You give them a number of freedoms, not restrictions, the only
> > they have are that they cannot take away from others those
> > freedoms that they themselves were afforded, .
> > http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> > And despite what some people say, the GNU GPL *is* the embodiment of a
> > philosophy.
> > None of this restricts you from making money from the software or
> > it's derivatives. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html
> > If you don't want to work within this philosophy, you should look to a
> > software project that allows you to place restrictions on users of your
> > software.
> > Mike
> > --
> > Mike Little
> > http://zed1.com/
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