[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sun Mar 13 12:51:30 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 5:56 AM, Piyush Mishra <me at piyushmishra.com> wrote:

> I don't think you got the whole idea as I was trying to put it. The source
> code remains open source and ready to contribute for people who already do
> that and it will always be. Why would WordPress close its source anyway?
> Its about those people who write plugins and go all heights to make it paid
> only. They will have to pay WordPress community back in cash.
> A lot of us pay back to the community in one way or the other.
> But there are those who extend WordPress and sell their plugins.
> Check this out:-
> http://www.gravityforms.com/terms-and-conditions/
> try getting the latest version of gforms and this one
> http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/is-it-gpl (yes its true, css files
> aren't covered).
> My point is as WordPress users get helpless in such situations. we should
> keep dual license to take care of that or take some action
> (copyright infringement / demand giving php files out for free)
> The GPL does not preclude the selling of GPL-licensed code; in fact, it
explicitly permits it. You have no legal (or moral) right to "demand" that
they give their PHP files away for free.

There is absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong with what the GravityForms
folks are doing.


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