[wp-hackers] Alternative Licences for WP Plugins?

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.co.nz
Thu Jan 12 21:33:26 GMT 2006

The GPL lets people "sell" copies of your plugin or anything they make 
based on it, but it also requires that they give people the same rights, 
and let people freely distribute it.  So it's unlikely that they would 
make much money doing this :-)


Theodor Ramisch wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to write a WordPress plugin. The codex means
> that I have to release it under GPL or a GPL
> compatible license. Why?
> The problem is that I don't want that anybody copies my plugin, adds 
> some lines and sells it.
> As far as I understood, the GPL allows this.
> Is that true? If not, is there a human-readable
> description of the GPL and its derivatives?
> Or may I release my plugin under creative
> commons licence?
> Thanks,
>  Theodor
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