This is what I get for not being online 24/7.
I just want to answer some of the questions raised in this thread after my last post.
samboll said: <blockqoute>So - now can we all post products for sale...er, mandatory donation? As long as we tie it to WP of course.
- There are posts offering to pay for WordPress related work, so I didn't think $ was a taboo subject
It has not been the nature of the support forums to allow solicitation of for pay services. There is an ongoing discussion regarding this ever growing occurance, and until a consensus is reached, I don't believe any more action is going to be taken.
- So officially there is no rule against what I posted. At the time I posted it.
Strange.. you want a theme 'volunteered' http://wordpress.org/support/topic/59932?replies=7 but your code needs money. Other examples may well reside in your forum history.
- podz, you surprise me.
I wish you would look into my post history. You will see that before this plugin, I have answered many support questions; and don't forget the plugins that I've written.
To help you out, here's a particularly interesting post for you: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/58824?replies=87
And here are all my posts:
There are 20 google pages with results showing me donating my time supporting others (just like you). I'm not looking for a pat on the back, I'm making sure you know I'm not some fly-by-night get-rich-quick leech. I believe you only get out of something what you put in and I've definitely contributed.
- Finally, for those inquiring about the GPL, let me try to explain a different way:
WordPress is a car, it's the world's first GPL car. You can build one just like it for yourself, build one for others, it's all good. You can change the direction in which the doors open, but if you ever distribute your copy of the car, you have to allow others to redistribute/change it, just as you did WordPress.
I didn't change WordPress. I stuck a bumper sticker on WordPress.
Does the bumper sticker interact with the car ? Yes.
Does the bumper sticker contain part of the car ? No.
Is the bumper sticker any good without the car ? No.
Am I selling the car ? No.
Am I violating the GPL ? No.