[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing

ErisDS (Hannah Wolfe) erisds at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 10:54:00 UTC 2011

I think some of you are seriously working with the wrong bit of software.

It's already been said, by working with WP you're subscribing to a
philosophy, if you don't like that philosophy then the solution is work with
something else, not try to change WP & the people who work on/with it.

It's really not about the money. If you like money, write your own
publishing platform/CMS and sell it.

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:

> 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, .
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> And despite what some people say, the GNU GPL *is* the embodiment of a
> philosophy.
> 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
> software.
> Mike
> --
> Mike Little
> http://zed1.com/
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