[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing

Cornelius, Gregory gcorne at bu.edu
Wed Mar 16 04:32:21 UTC 2011

What role can trademark play in protecting a business centered around open source? RedHat heavily restricts the use of its trademark, which impacts how a derivative can market and refer to their software. Brand plays a big role in how people view a given product, especially among professionals, and there is strong legal precedence for fighting trademark violations in the courts.

Coupled with support services that are only available to purchasers, I think there is room for a solid business if there is real value in the plugin.

> On 15 Mar 2011, at 18:08, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
>> However, I accept that the WordPress community has rightfully defined its
>> own ethos with respect to acceptable licensing of WordPress Plugins and
>> Themes.
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