[wp-hackers] Advertising on plugin pages

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Mon Mar 2 00:07:54 GMT 2009

I like the idea, it's essentially the "FREEmium" model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemium), but I think the GPL proponents might say that would violate the GPL? Not being a lawyer, I can't make that call but it does pose the question: if a FREEmium model acceptable to the community?  

-Mike Schinkel

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Sessford" <john at imjsolutions.com>
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2009 6:17:34 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: RE: [wp-hackers] Advertising on plugin pages

>On March 1, 2009 3:57 PM, Mike Schinkel
[mailto:mikeschinkel at newclarity.net] wrote:

>However the real question is: "How can Joost (and others) make some
>reasonable income off their plugin development efforts" 

How about releasing a product freely under GPL, then developing add-ons and
additional features that are complimentary to it and releasing them under a
proprietary license?

The core is free, but pay for the extras.  Kind of a 'half-free' system.

John Sessford

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