[wp-hackers] Alternative Licences for WP Plugins?

Jamie Talbot wphackers at jamietalbot.com
Thu Jan 12 21:33:35 GMT 2006

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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.

As far as I know, the GPL does allow them to sell it, but also requires
them to release the code under the same license, which means you should
always be able to get it for free.  Nobody sells Wordpress, do they?
What people sell is support and services - that's where all the real
money is anyway.

Besides which, it's good for the soul to do something that others can
use freely :D

I release mine under one of the MIT licenses - it's GPL compatible, I
won't make any money, but my name should stay on the top.  That's enough
for me, at least.

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