[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Dec 14 00:01:36 UTC 2010

On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:37 PM, Ken (WraithKenny) wrote:
> 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.

Ah yes, thanks. I'm a GF user too.

I haven't seen the value in BackupBuddy yet since I get more control of the 3 of 4 listed features with FTP and Navicat, and a repository plugin handles the forth.  
Still, I should probably just buy a personal version so I can see it myself; maybe there is something more to it I don't see?  I probably will...


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