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.

- Ken

On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Tom Callaway <> wrote:
On 03/31/2013 02:12 PM, Jochen Schmitt wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm currently working with a own WordPress blog and have to find out, that the
> 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 [ API key]( to 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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