[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Michael Torbert mrtorbert at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 08:06:03 UTC 2010

There are plenty more than 4 commercial plugins vendors. However, if you're
looking to sell software, you don't *have* to sell WordPress plugins, or
software based on anything in the open source world. There are plenty of
other opportunities out there.


With respect to WordPress plugins there are over 10k plugins in the
repository but only 4 vendors that appear to have a viable business
that we can name.  Just sayin...

This isn't my opinion. Plugins that serve no purpose other than
needlessly as a wrapper for a premium service aren't allowed in the
directory, and if reported, they'll be removed.


Is it wrong to architect a plugin that hosts some of its code on the
server? And if so, why is there nothing official written to that
effect? Or is it just one man's opinion?

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