[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Julias Shaw julias.shaw at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 18:35:38 UTC 2010

One reason I can think of to obfuscate/encrypt GPL'd code would be in
conjunction with a support agreement to reduce the chances that you are
supporting a modified plugin.

- Julias
Julias R. Shaw                     julias.shaw at gmail.com

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On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Eric Mann <eric at eam.me> wrote:

> 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.

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