[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 21:36:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM, Thomas Scholz <info at toscho.de> wrote:
> Otto:
>> People who obfuscate or otherwise make their code hard for their users
>> to use are scum. Period.
> Well spoken. Unfortunately, /wp-admin/js/revisions-js.php and the linked
> code in <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15262> is still far away from
> "readable". :(
> Thomas

Correct but that's for a different reason. It's not obfuscated in
order to prevent the end user from modifying it or to prevent the user
from otherwise excercising their rights under the GPL, it was
obfuscated in order to make the easter egg a little harder for people
to notice when it was added to WordPress. This was done so it didn't
ruin the surprise.

The fact it doesn't comply with the GPL was just an oversight. It's
wholly different to obfuscating code in order to prevent end users
from modifying the code.

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