[wp-hackers] Thoughts on Softpedia and PHPKode Directories?
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Mon May 14 12:57:07 UTC 2012
Had the same but through a google alert - found my plugin, a few days after adding to the repo, also on their servers.
As long as they are crediting the right people, leave all files intact and not charging I see no problem with it.
That said, I didn't dig too deeply.
On 14 May 2012, at 13:55, Jackson Whelan wrote:
> Recently after releasing a new plugin, I received messages from webscripts.softpedia.com and phpkode.com, congratulating me on having my plugin included in their directory.
> I went to check it out, and while it seems benign, I am leery of them hosting my plugin archive - which seems to remove some of the control I have over distribution and making sure that the most current version is what is downloaded. It's unclear how and when changes I make to the official WordPress.org repository get applied to their hosted version.
> I imagine they are scraping the new plugin releases from WordPress.org and using them to create more content on their site.
> Personally, I'd prefer to channel everything through one distribution channel, and have asked to have the plugin removed.
> Does anyone have any experience with this? Curious to hear what others have done or think of this.
> Thanks in advance,
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