[wp-hackers] Plugin author stats

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Tue Oct 24 15:51:29 GMT 2006

More importantly, what about dual licensing?  I know of TONS of OSS projects 
where there's a commercial-use license separate from the personal-use 
GPL/et.al. license.  Heck, isn't that how id licensed the Quake sources?

I'm on the verge of either dropping support of many of my plugins or needing 
to do commercial licenses for people with money-making (i.e., commercial) 
websites.  I'm glad WP is GPL, I'm fine with the fact that Matt has a 
company making money off this project (and offshoots, not all of which are 
open source...), but GPL doesn't work for me.  A dual-license scheme would 
potentially work, though admittedly I've never really looked into it.


----- Original Message ----- 
Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>On 23 Oct 2006, at 20:48, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
>> Some authors choose to use an alternate license (for various  reasons),
>> others are forced to because they use code that might not be GPL 
>> compatible.
>> (e.g I used some stuff from Dynamic Drive in the past)
> As long as it's GPL-compatible, which lots of licenses are, then  it's no 
> problem. People with commercially-licensed plugins can host  them 
> elsewhere.

Just because it's GPL-incompatible doesn't mean it's commercially

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