[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

Ryan Bilesky rbilesky at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 04:25:14 UTC 2010

not to start an argument but that's not entirely true, it depends on how you
look at open source.  If you look at open source as a program licensed with
freedoms to modify the code freely than yes, if you look at open source as a
program where the source is available (ie not closed source) then not

Look at Creative Commons, it requires you to keep such links, the
attribution requirement, though depending on what licensed is chosen you can
still be able to otherwise modify the work, or even distribute it or
derivative works.  Now some could argue that CC doesn't constitute open
source, but again it comes back to the definition used.


On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Vid Luther <vid at zippykid.com> wrote:

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> sorry for this..but..
> Ryan Bilesky wrote:
> > I agree I have ran into themes that do that with the footer, in an effort
> to
> > force you to keep their links, so when they do that I will rebuild the
> > footer html myself then remove their links just to spite them lol, but
> hey
> > its GPL I can do that.
> Just to be a pedantic ass... it's open source, that's why you can do it,
> not because it's GPL :).
> It could be BSD license, or Apache, or PHP, or MIT.. and you could still
> do it... technically speaking of course.
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