[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Ken (WraithKenny) ken.adcstudio at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 23:37:07 UTC 2010

Oh, I was referring to GravityForms and BackupBuddy. (GravityForms has
the better system: just a key, while BackupBuddy uses user/pass
combo). The API (or user/pass) grants you access to automatic updates
from their server. I've never requested the source code directly under
GPL explicitly, so I don't know how they'd respond, but I'm assuming
they'd just give it under the terms of the GPL. Their terms were
explicit about the code being GPL and that the purchase was
specifically for support and updates (automatic from their server).
Didn't mean to hide anything, just didn't think that naming them added
anything either.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:03 PM, Ken (WraithKenny) wrote:
>> Just in case you wanted a customer point of view. The business that
>> sell these plugins do so from a server that requires an API key, but
>> that's more along the lines of Locks on doors keep honest people
>> honest. Their terms (which we found important) are for the easy
>> auto-updates (and also receiving code "from the source") ...
> So the API key give you updates from the server, or something else?
> Also, is there a reason you didn't name the plugins?
> Just curious, on both accounts.
> -Mike
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