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GPL License Abuse In WordPress: Money Out Of Thin Air?

GPL License Abuse In WordPress: Money Out Of Thin Air?

GPL license is designed, among others, to encourage innovation and development in software industry without being confined by certain vendor or developer. The original purpose of GPL is all in a good spirit. It's for the user, for the people. That's what makes WordPress so amazing. Look how far WordPress have come and how much it has benefited everyone. The growth of WordPress itself and its community are so rapid year after year. It's a good thing all around. Now, WordPress make lots of people lots of money, don't it? Many have built businesses off WordPress. But with all of this, there also came those who set out to abuse the license and the system, for their own profit. People who just blatantly abuse the GPL license, not to benefit the community, not to contribute to innovation, not to help other people in a good manner, but to make profits out of thin air. I'm talking about people who blatantly take other people's...
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