As announced recently in our blog post, we have made a significant change in Terms and License: our WordPress products are now under Split GPL License instead of 100% GPL. We already explained the reason why we took this move in our blog post, however, apparently this move does not satisfy everyone. We recently received a feedback from one of our user and he pointed out some good points regarding the Split GPL License and why we should not go with it (you can read his argument at this link: http://designwall.com/question/very-disappointed-dw-falls-back-from-100-gpl-to-so-called-split-license/).
We will discuss and reconsider our decision. Meanwhile, we would like to ask for your opinions, since you will directly get affected by our product license as our users.
Let us know what you think about Split GPL License.
It’s really impressive that Jin is actually taking customer feedback seriously and in a positive thinking manner. I agree that some end-user customers may not even understand what GPL is about, but I honestly think that it would benefit the DW team more than anybody else by moving forward in a path that aligns with the mainstream WordPress community at large. Again, for the curious minds, please Google split+gpl+wordcamp.
We have had time to discuss and reconsider our decision, also took advices from others, we have decided to reverse our Product License, from Split GPL back to 100% GPL.
We all hope this decision will satisfy everyone and as well as benefit everyone.
Thanks for your time and support!
Nice to hear this. I think DW is doing the right thing here, and I look forward to a more vibrant WordPress community with you guys actively engaging.
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