*Drinks much more coffee*
Clearly, the plugin is not fully functional and it's at best misleading.
I actually spend way to much time reading the guidelines and at some point I expect the plugins team to shoot me an email saying "Enough already! You're really getting on our nerves!!" ;)
Raise your right hand and repeat after me: The plugin in the WordPress repository here works and is fully functional. It is not crippled at all and performs the functions listed.
See the part marked "Professional Edition"? The version here does not do those things and that should be clear to anyone reading it.
If you can find a listed feature of something that is intentionally disabled above the "Professional Edition" verbiage then please report it.
Then there is this rule which is in the grey area but anyone with commons sense knows that this rule means no selling of your Pro Version on WordPress servers.
No sorry, that's not correct at all. You're mixing "common sense" with "I don't like that".
The plugin author is not selling anything here. What the author is doing is informing the user that there exists another version (paid) that has additional features. That's permitted.
The requirements for having your plugin hosted here is well defined. Plugin authors are allowed to up sell the "premium" or "professional" version of their plugin provided that the version here meets the requirements.
So the plugin repo here is where plugin authors can sell the Pro version on WordPress servers?
You did not write that but I'm attempting to be proactive. ;)
There is a line between using the plugin page here only as an advertisement for your company. This plugin does not cross that line.
Finally, I am not sure what verbiage you are referring to that I do not like. I made no such mention of that.
That was a suggestion from me to the plugin author. Did you miss the exchange between myself and WPGMaps?
What the plugin author has agreed to do is update the plugin description so that it is more apparent what the version here comes with and what the "professional" version comes with.