AW: [wp-hackers] Update of non GPL-Plugins (was Plugin licenses)

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at
Fri Oct 24 12:57:30 GMT 2008

It's been discussed before.  I made a patch a while back that informed  
users which plugins were _not_ checked for updates, so they would at  
least know that they have to check those manually.  It requires  
changes to the data the update server returns though.

My personal opinion is in agreement with you.  Making it look as  
though those plugins have no updates available is doing a disservice  
to WordPress users, _and_ to those plugin authors who, for whatever  
reasons chose not to host their plugins on the WP server.


On Oct 24, 2008, at 5:36 AM, Philip Hetjens wrote:

> How would anybody of you (or automattic) explain him, that wordpress  
> didn't
> show the version warning of his bought plugin, because he bought it?  
> Come on
> guys...
> Once again: I don't want, that promotes theses plugins. I  
> only want,
> that it helps updating, because the user will expect it.

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