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  • Plugin Author miniOrange

    (@cyberlord92)

    Our motive was super usability during registrations and not “phoning home”. However, thanks for pointing out, we have made it explicit.

    30 days trial is not a violation of plugin guidelines since this is a serviceware plugin. The WordPress plugin guidelines clearly state what is allowed and what is not if it’s a serviceware plugin. We do not disable any features in the plugin after 30 days. The plugin is free. It’s the service that is premium.

    Indeed, thanks for your attention.

    Trials are fine so long as they don’t lock existing GPL code behind the trial’s expiration.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Trials are fine so long as they don’t lock existing GPL code behind the trial’s expiration.

    That’s not the case with any plugin in the WordPress repository. As long as the code is open and 100% GPL compatible as an interface to a service then there is no issue.

    Software as a service works and that’s what this plugin is.

    Software as a service works and that’s what this plugin is.

    It is not what it was.

    As I said, in my op, there was trialware in the plugin, in which the guidelines said that was a no-no.

    5. Trialware is not allowed in the directory.

    Attempting to upsell the user on other products and features is acceptable within limits.

    Upsell notifications should not be overly prominent or annoying.
    Plugins may not contain functionality that is crippled or locked, only to be unlockable by payment or upgrade. Paid functionality must be part of an externally hosted service or a separate plugin, that is not hosted on wordpress.org.
    ********** Plugins may not disable included functionality after a trial period or quota. **********

    https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/

    Even the Plugin Author said:

    30 days trial is not a violation of plugin guidelines since this is a serviceware plugin.

    Which is false. It is a violation of section 5 and section 5 grants no exclusions to SAS.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  Mike W.
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    The GPL code was the social sharing which came part of the plugin itself, it is disabled upon trial expiration.

    Locking away existing GPL code like that is a violation, no?

    Moderator Matthew

    (@kidsguide)

    Volunteer Moderator

    I am closing this thread.

    @leewells I suggest you contact plugins@wordpress.org and talk to them about this since you don’t seem to be taking our answers.

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