[wp-hackers] When shady people resell your work...
madalin.ignisca at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 17:21:26 UTC 2014
FSF will not do anything about it, maybe a mention not do develop on GPL2
if you don't like that. Other licenses open source are protecting authors,
but that means developing on other platforms.
On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Chloé Desoutter <
chloe.desoutter+wphackers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dino,
> Maybe the best option would be to get in touch with the FSF for such
> issues. They would provide good counseling and advises.
> Anyway, thanks for telling us.
> Yours sincerely
> 2014-04-08 18:45 GMT+02:00 Dino Termini <dino at duechiacchiere.it>:
> > Hi list,
> > we were recently informed that someone was selling our plugin (available
> > for free on WordPress.org of course), WP SlimStat.
> > While this is allowed by the GPL license, they re-branded it as Keyword
> > Swarm and removed all the references to the original author.
> > On top of that, they purchased all our premium add-ons and bundled them
> > with their package, even if our license agreement explicitly says that
> > cannot include any of our premium add-ons
> > within a free or commercial theme or plugin or other package.
> > This will end up damaging not just our small group, but the entire
> > community around our plugin. If the already little revenue stream is
> > choked, we won't be able to invest our time to improve WP SlimStat, which
> > is sad.
> > So I thought I would come to this list to ask for opinions.
> > Thank you,
> > Dino.
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