[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing

Mike Little wordpress at zed1.com
Sun Mar 13 09:57:33 UTC 2011

On 13 March 2011 09:35, Andy Charrington-Wilden
<andycharrington at gmail.com>wrote:

> Why not have both?
> What is it that's so disagreeable?
The GPL is all about giving rights to the USERS of your software, it is not
about protecting rights of the developer (that's what copyright is for).
You give them a number of freedoms, not restrictions, the only restrictions
they have are that they cannot take away from others  those
freedoms that they themselves were afforded, .

And despite what some people say, the GNU GPL *is* the embodiment of a

None of this restricts you from making money from the software or
it's derivatives. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html

If you don't want to work within this philosophy, you should look to a
software project that allows you to place restrictions on users of your

Mike Little

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