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

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at
Sat Oct 25 02:06:32 GMT 2008

On Oct 24, 2008, at 8:10 AM, Xavier Borderie wrote:

> Agreed. Not being hosted on or GPL'd doesn't a bad plugin  
> make. I'd be strongly in favor of a minimal message indicating that  
> WP cannot notify user of the latest version of such plugin, and that  
> it needs to be updated manually.
> Stephen, care to link to your patch, for reference's sake ?

Here it is:

On Oct 24, 2008, at 2:46 PM, Amy Stephen wrote:

> It might be better to use the word "proprietary" instead of  
> "commercial" since it is non-GPL compatible software that would be  
> the concern.

Actually it's a bad assumption to make.  Many of the un-hosted plugins  
are, in fact, GPL.  The only accurate way to describe the plugins that  
aren't hosted on WP-Extend is:

"Plugins that aren't hosted on WP-Extend"


Stephen Rider

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