[wp-hackers] When shady people resell your work...

Dino Termini dino at duechiacchiere.it
Tue Apr 8 16:45:41 UTC 2014

Hi list,

we were recently informed that someone was selling our plugin (available 
for free on WordPress.org of course), WP SlimStat.

While this is allowed by the GPL license, they re-branded it as Keyword 
Swarm and removed all the references to the original author.

On top of that, they purchased all our premium add-ons and bundled them 
with their package, even if our license agreement explicitly says that 
you cannot include any of our premium add-ons
within a free or commercial theme or plugin or other package.

This will end up damaging not just our small group, but the entire 
community around our plugin. If the already little revenue stream is 
choked, we won't be able to invest our time to improve WP SlimStat, 
which is sad.

So I thought I would come to this list to ask for opinions.

Thank you,

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