[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing
andycharrington at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 18:43:41 UTC 2011
[...]However, I accept that the WordPress community has rightfully defined its
own ethos with respect to acceptable licensing of WordPress Plugins and
That hits the nail on the head. Without any actual court cases happening no one really knows the legality of derivative works. The whole thesis debacle went a step closer to defining it but I think all it really proved was the power and influence Matt has.
I'm all for good ethics and morals but unfortunately it is a fact that they are not always conducive to making a living.
For what it's worth my solution was to build a hosted service. No one downloads or even sees my code so there's no worries about people stealing it and reselling. Whilst this solution works for me I understand that it doesn't solve the larger issue if licensing and derivative works.
I think this will keep producing massive threads until either something changes within automatic or a case goes to court......
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On 15 Mar 2011, at 18:08, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> However, I accept that the WordPress community has rightfully defined its
> own ethos with respect to acceptable licensing of WordPress Plugins and
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