What are we selling and what are we getting when we buy software?
The GPL is about freedom to take your code and make it mine. That doesn’t mean you’re unprotected, it just means you need to protect yourself.
The patchwork elephant of websites means that there isn’t one answer for everything.
With great freedom comes some very odd responsibilities when it comes to reselling products.
Stealing GPL isn’t impossible, it happens more often than I’d like, and it could be easily avoided with a simple attribution of effort.
If you can’t obfuscate your code, or have an API just to check a license, how are you supposed to earn any money with a plugin in the WordPress repository? Stop thinking about hiding your code and start extending it.
A non-technical how to get your plugin in the WordPress repository.
While the GPL allows you to fork plugins, you should think long and hard if there’s a reason you need to do this.
GPL – I don’t really care what flavor you use but won’t anyone think about the users?
You may not like it, you may find it distasteful, but it’s perfectly acceptable, license wise, to use certain products for anything you want. Just don’t break the law.
Open Source goes to court, but this time none of the regular players are involved.
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” — Thomas Paine