[wp-hackers] Premium plugin protection
rbilesky at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 01:36:01 UTC 2010
then they need to get a real host?
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Andy Charrington-Wilden <
andycharrington at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to go back to the original topic... ;-)
> Presumably it is ok to have a plugin restrict the use of the plugin editor
> through the dashboard. To stop clients breaking it that is!
> And what if the client did not have access to the FTP of the site?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 14 Dec 2010, at 23:49, "Thomas Scholz" <info at toscho.de> wrote:
> > John Blackbourn:
> >> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM, Thomas Scholz <info at toscho.de> wrote:
> >>> Well spoken. Unfortunately, /wp-admin/js/revisions-js.php and the
> >>> code in <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15262> is still far
> away from
> >>> "readable". :(
> >> 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.
> > Reasons and intentions are not part of the code. Otherwise, I could claim
> the same reason to obfuscate my plugins.
> > /*
> > Plugin Name: Nonsense Premium
> > Description: Does some stuff. Mostly easter eggs
> > Version: 1.2
> > License: GPL v2
> > */
> > It’s hard to tell the difference for the end user, isn’t it? ;)
> >> The fact it doesn't comply with the GPL was just an oversight.
> > There were enough long discussions about the file; and I don’t want to
> open this can again. The problem I wanted to show is: There is a gray area.
> Some people write so badly formatted code that it is *nearly* obfuscated
> (nested ternaries anyone?). Others refer to "easter eggs". There may be more
> >> It's
> >> wholly different to obfuscating code in order to prevent end users
> >> from modifying the code.
> > The effect is the same. And that’s all that matters.
> > Thomas
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