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

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Aug 1 22:20:34 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Braydon <ronin at braydon.com> wrote:
> I've downloaded plug-ins with obfuscated PHP, plugin ended up being
> pointless, even after running a formatter on it (doesn't take long). I've
> also have seen jobs posted of people trying to make non-free or obfuscated
> plugins, and it just sounds like a bunch of confusion on their part.
> For those interested in non-free or obfuscated plugins: Privacy is cool,
> proprietary is uncool: Just don't share a plugin to the whole Internet, and
> keep it private until it's actually been proven to be useful. There are so
> many WordPress plugins, and so many of them pretty sloppy. There really
> isn't a need for obfuscated or proprietary plug-ins, as would be more
> possible with BSD licensed software....

BTW, obfuscation is specifically not allowed in the wordpress.org
plugins repo, so if you find one, please report it.

Note: Paypal buttons often look obfuscated in some way. That's normal
for paypal. That's allowed. Don't report those.


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