[wp-hackers] A question about donation link

Mark E mark at simplercomputing.net
Fri Jan 15 14:48:46 UTC 2010

Solution: Put the instructions on how to use the plugin on your own site 
with a link in the admin panel back to your help page - e.g. Do not 
include a "readme" file with the software package. Then on your site ask 
for donations. With that done you're in line with this page linked below 
and no complaint can be legitimately put forth:



Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Serious Question:
> If someone devotes their time and energy into creating a plugin
> and/or theme and offers it up via GPL-licensing to the community, is
> it really so bad for them to put a link in their admin section asking
> for donation, even if it does request them to link to the blog or
> click a button that says "I already donated?"  It's GPL so anyone who
> wants can fork it and get rid of it if they like.  Some developers
> may not want their clients to see a donation button, but shouldn't
> that developer who is getting paid give a little back to the
> plugin/theme developer who helped them get paid?  It seems like being
> against this is like "biting the hand that feeds..." (with some
> thumping NiN cords in the background... :)

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