[wp-hackers] Re-Selling (your) free plugins

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Aug 1 17:01:25 UTC 2011

Note that re-selling GPL plugins is perfectly acceptable per the terms of
the license. (The GPL explicitly allows for selling GPL-licensed works.)

However, in this case, the GPL is violated in that the person selling this
compilation claims that purchasers cannot give the compilation away for
free, but can only sell it for an equal ($9) or greater value.

If he were to remove that restriction, as far as I can tell, he would be in
complete compliance with GPL.


On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 11:54 AM, 24/7 <24-7 at gmx.net> wrote:

> I got pointed to a thread on "Warrior Forums" (some online marketing
> forum),
> where someone (overnight211) states that you will gain "100% private label
> rights" on Plugins like "WP-DB Manager", "WP-Print" (and about 100 more)
> with a purchase of his plugin bundle. He also says that it's a "Perfect
> Product to Send To Your List Re-branded with your affliliate links". At
> some
> other comments you can read stuff like the following: "I have *Full Master
> Resale Rights* and Each One of the Plugins Listed Above Has Resale
> Privileges attached to them. Because of the Master Rights, I have the each
> developers *expressed permission* to offer *Private Label Rights* to All
> Who
> Purchase WP Million Dollar Plugins".
> I don't comment on this, but want to encourage you to this yourself right
> at
> the Warrior Forum. Maybe you're one of the plugin authors and want to
> contact him personally or through your law suit (or your friendly local
> hooligan team). I hope Automattic will jump in on some point too. Here's
> the
> Link<
> http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-forum-classified-ads/424733-finally-money-making-wp-plugins-instanly-turn-your-boring-websites-into-35-625-yr-atm-machines.html
> >
> .
> Wish you best,
> Kaiser.
> _______________________________________________
> wp-hackers mailing list
> wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-hackers

More information about the wp-hackers mailing list