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

Gregg Tomlinson gregg at fatheaddesign.com
Mon Aug 1 17:06:56 UTC 2011

"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."

If he removes that restriction and truly does comply with GPL, it's still uncool in my book.

Two cents, please.


On Aug 1, 2011, at 12:01 PM, Chip Bennett wrote:

> 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.
> Chip
> 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.
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