[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Mon Dec 13 18:20:56 UTC 2010

What would be the value/purpose of distributing obfuscated/encrypted systems
if you also have the unobfuscated versions available?  Yes, so long as the
readable version are available you aren't violating GPL, but you're wasting
a lot of time "protecting" code that you've also made freely available.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:
> > Obfuscated code is a violation of the GPL.
> If you're only providing that as your "source". If you're distributing
> the PHP as obfuscated/encrypted and make the GPL'd source available
> via other distribution means, then no, it isn't a violation.
> --
> -Doug
> @zamoose
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