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  • Hallo, i want to know if is possible to sell wordpress plugins based on my own wordpress plugins avalaible for free in the wordpress repository with some extra functionalities.

    This kind of thing violate some license?

    Thanks.

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  • Christine Rondeau

    (@crondeau)

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    I don’t think that it’s a violation. Here’s an interesting thread that talks about this – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/selling-plugins-directly-from-wordpressorg?replies=9

    Thanks for the useful link, so seem to be allowed.

    It’s possible to know which license i need to apply on the non-free version of the plugin.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    All plugins must be GPLv2 (or later) compatible.

    You can sell ’em on your own site, you can even upsell them from wordpress.org provided you’re not crippling the free plugin.

    GPL being ‘free’ isn’t about cost, change what you want.

    Thanks Ipstenu,

    a link to the non-free version is allowed both in the plugin page in wordpress.org and in the back-end of the plugin?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Generally yes. I have to say that because it depends on how it’s linked 🙂 Most of the time, people aren’t doing it to be spammers, and we’re cool with that.

    A link with an anchor like:

    “Upgrade to [plugin name] Pro”

    with the plugin Pro version as destination, both in wordpress.org and in the plugin admin-page in a non-crippled pluging is ok ?

    Sorry for my specific questions but i don’t want to break the rules.

    Thanks

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    That should be fine. When you submit your plugin, put a link to this thread in the description field 🙂 then anyone who reviews will know we chatted 😉

    That’s fine, i’ll put a link to this thread to all my future submissions.

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