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wizylabs says

Guys,

Im about to finish my first wordpress plugin for codecanyon, do i have to include a license in my downloadable file, and if it is required, what license should be included, GPL :O

Thanks in advance

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theninja says

Nope, there’s no need. :)
The licensing terms are provided by Envato (licenses), the same applies to the other marketplaces/files.
It’s still a good idea to comment “Copyright 2010, YOUR _NAME” at the top of your plugin for good measure though. :bigsmile:

On a side note, it wouldn’t have been GPL because it’s a “copyleft” license which is meant for free software and is designed to give the “user” LOTS of freedom, which is good, unless you’re trying to sell it. :stress:

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JeffreyWay says

WordPress Plugins from CodeCanyon are GPL , and that’s specified in the license that comes with the purchase, so don’t worry about that part. :)

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theninja says
WordPress Plugins from CodeCanyon are GPL , and that’s specified in the license that comes with the purchase, so don’t worry about that part. :)

That comes as a surprise to me!
Wouldn’t that mean users are allowed to publish modified versions of plugins purchased on Codecanyon? Or even buy them and distribute them as they wish?
I’m confused… :bashful:

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wizylabs says

My plugin got accepted now, thats for your help ninja and jeff

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mordauk says
WordPress Plugins from CodeCanyon are GPL , and that’s specified in the license that comes with the purchase, so don’t worry about that part. :)

Jeffery, I think it’d be a really good idea if the Code Canyon people (all of Envato actually) rethought the GPL licensing of marketplace items. The GPL is a horrible license and would allow someone to buy an item, modify it, and redistribute it.

Just a thought.

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JeffreyWay says

@mordauk – Well we have the law to think about. :)

As WordPress is licensed under the GPL , technically, any plugins that utilize its functions and filters must also be bound to the GPL .

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mordauk says
@mordauk – Well we have the law to think about. :) As WordPress is licensed under the GPL , technically, any plugins that utilize its functions and filters must also be bound to the GPL .

Ah good point.

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5twenty says

Jeffrey I don’t know if that is actually true. Have you guys seen this article from attorneys at the University of Washington’s law department:

http://www.law.washington.edu/lta/swp/Law/derivative.html

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JeffreyWay says

It’s certainly up to the lawyers to interpret its meaning. However, for us, we’re sticking with GPL .

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