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[Announce] Donation Plugin

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  • Umm… doesn’t the requirement for money in exchange for the product constitute a purchase payment, not a donation?

    And, out of curiosity, what’s the ratio of work to code WordPress versus to code your plugin (5000:1 maybe), and would you be willing to multiply it by $10 USD and donate it to the authors?

    🙂 I know I’m being a little jerky, but I just thought I’d ask the question. The plugin does look nice.

    I’m not a greedy person, and I certainly don’t have any problem with paying for software. But saying that a ‘donation’ is required before we can download before we can use the software is a little contradictory.

    Interesting that comments are disabled at the OP’s site. :\

    I think this idea should be carefully reconsidered. That’s just my 2 cents though.

    WarAxe, it’s kinda like those PBS fund drives: donate a minimum of X dollars and get this tote bag filled with socks.

    I’ll answer your question about donating back to the WordPress authors by asking you this, “Do YOU donate a % of your Adsense $ back to WordPress, or PHP, or MySQL or linux ?”
    🙂 I know I’m being a little jerky, but I thought I should just answer your question with another question. Thanks for the compliment.

    (FYI, I today just donated $ to dotdeb.org)

    devilmaycry, how am I being contradictory ? Some software writers want you to send them a postcard, others want you to link to their site. I just want a donation.

    neon, I got too much spam so I turned off comments. If you don’t like my idea of a donation required plugin, maybe you’ll be interested in my half-dozen or so non-donation plugins ?

    The way I look at it, people who use this plugin will be asking for donations, so they shouldn’t be too surprised if they themselves are asked to do what they ask of their visitors, and donate.

    The way I look at it, people who use this plugin will be asking for donations, so they shouldn’t be too surprised if they themselves are asked to do what they ask of their visitors, and donate.

    You have a point.

    The key is the difference between “ask” and “mandate”. Not picking sides here, just summarizing.

    🙂
    I’m asking that they donate in order to download the plugin.

    lol
    I don’t make any sense.

    By definition, a donation is a voluntary act; if you “require a donation” before they can download, then people are no longer donating but are instead purchasing your plugin.

    Trying to pretend otherwise doesn’t change the underlying fact. What you are saying is misleading.

    “Some software writers want you to send them a postcard, others want you to link to their site. I just want a donation.”

    They ask for a postcard; they ask for a link. The key word is ask. If it was mandatory, then it is no longer a voluntary gesture and is, instead, a payment or trade for services rendered which is what you’re asking for.

    Note that I have no problems with paying for services nor voluntary donations. I have both made donations to projects that I support as well as paid for products which aid me. What I have a problem with is the misleading choice of words.

    Yeah. I’m with ifelse on this one.

    I would also agree with ifelse for the same reasons, a coerced donation is not a donation at all, it is a purchase price.

    My bigger question is how this goes together with the GPL? The plug-in obviously (I would think) has some implementation of WordPress code in it, even something as basic as a hook or filter, does it not?

    2.(b)You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License. (GNU General Public License)

    Wouldn’t any WordPress plug-in need to contain some implementation of or be derived off some part of the WordPress code, thereby requiring the plug-in to comply with the above (Section 2 (b)) of the GPL? I’m just curious with how a commercial, pay-for-use WordPress plug-in would be compliant with the GPL license requirements, specifically 2(b)?

    Cheers,
    Michael.

    It contains no wordpress code.
    It is not derived from any wordpress code.
    It does not ship with any wordpress code.
    It relies on and calls wordpress code.

    So it does not violate the GPL.

    It’s a beautiful thing.

    Hmmm..best of luck with the “donations”. I could or would always just use a PayPal donation button if need be LoL. Best of luck with it though..VaamYob. =)

    spencerp

    Yeah, I originally had just a paypal donate button.
    I realized I should thank my donors by linking to their site from mine.

    My plugin just automates that process.

    So – now can we all post products for sale…er, mandatory donation? As long as we tie it to WP of course.

    ***Why is this thread still here with a link to something for sale?***

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