For what it's worth, Six Apart re-implemented the Akismet API in its
"Serotype" software, and that server-side software is GPLv2. With a simple
API endpoint change, the Wordpress plugin (or any other Akismet-interaction
software) can use Serotype instead.
I don't know if the existence of a Free server-side implementation would
have any effect on influencing Fedora Legal one way or the other, but I
figured I'd throw it out there.
On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 03/31/2013 02:12 PM, Jochen Schmitt wrote:
> I'm currently working with a own WordPress blog and have to find out,
> WordPress plugin is only free for personal use.
> In the readme.txt file you find the folllowing inforatioons:
> License: GPLv2 or later
> PS: You'll need an [Akismet.com
use it. Keys are free for personal blogs, with paid subscriptions
available for businesses and commercial sites.
> The above cited sentence told be, that commercial sites have to pay
> a fee, if they wnat to use that plugin.
> Becuase this violate the Fedora policy, I would like your mind
> about this situation.
This is a weird one. I'm not sure if it counts as a license use
restriction or not. Lemme consider it.
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