[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection
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Sun Dec 12 23:36:13 UTC 2010
On 12/12/2010 5:55 AM, Andrew Nacin wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 5:41 AM, Nicolas Kuttler<
> wp-hackers at nicolaskuttler.de> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 03:38:23AM -0500, Brian Layman wrote:
>>> >> I'm not totally convinced that their "it's gpl unless you have more
>>> >> than 2 employees" licensing is GPL compliant.
>> > Do you have a source for that? That would certainly be a reason for
>> > removing the plugin from the repository.
> It may be, if it weren't wrong. WPeC is GPL, and so are the paid upgrades
> for it.
Actually my quote there implied that the licensing of their products was
GPL, but I wasn't sure if it could be. Now in fact I'm pretty sure it
can't be GPL, though I'd be interested to find out otherwise as it
violates my understanding of what GPL is.
Just to be clear and I really don't want to pick on Dan's plugin which
is very cool and I support it. It's just that this particular point
never quite resolved itself in my mine. You seem quite certain. So
maybe you can clarify it for me...
On the Gold Cart plugin it says
* Non-profit organisations may use the Single Blogger License.
* The Business License is for any organisation that has more
than one staff member and individuals building e-commerce
sites for clients that have more than one staff member -
currently this is the only difference.
seems to indicate that you are buying the plugin and not it's
distribution, or a support contract or connecting to services on their site.
Personally, I'm fine with that license and restriction. It just doesn't
sound like GPL to my understanding of it..
"GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to
share and change all versions of a program--to make sure it remains free
software for all its users."
You say this is GPL compliant?
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