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

Braydon ronin at braydon.com
Mon Aug 1 17:19:25 UTC 2011

In section 4. and in 6.b) detail the specifics of selling works, as far 
as I have read:

tl;dr You can charge anything for verbatim conveying, and for non-source 
conveying, a source distribution should be included at no more than the 
cost to physically perform.

It would be worth contacting the Software Freedom Law Center over this, 
not sure if Automattic has a relationship already with them.... 

On 08/01/2011 10:01 AM, 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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