[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 19:06:11 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM, 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.

"Freely available" != sitting unprotected on an FTP site somewhere.
See the "Terms and Conditions for Copying, Distribution and
Modification" section 1, or even the preamble. You're conflating beer
and speech (a common error, no doubt).


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