What is GPL?
The General Public License (GPL) declares WordPress as Free Software and grants the program’s users these four essential freedoms:
You have the freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
You have access to the source code, the freedom to study how the program works, and the freedom to change it to make it do what you wish.
You have the freedom to redistribute copies of the original program so you can help your neighbor.
You have the freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes.
The WordPress Core is freely available for download at http://wordpress.org as well as several thousand WordPress Themes (from the Official WordPress Theme Directory) and tens of thousands WordPress Plugins (from the Official WordPress Plugin Directory).
What are we doing?
Unfortunately not all WordPress Plugins and Themes are released for free download.
Some of the most popular WordPress item have become essential for almost any WordPress website and are only available as “Premium WordPress Plugins” or “Premium WordPress Themes” from the developers’ sites coupled with paid support licenses.
The costs for purchasing support licenses to maintain a single WordPress Website with numerous “Premium WordPress Plugins” and “Premium WordPress Themes” can easily add up to a couple of thousand dollars per year, even when users actually do not need any support.
At QCTechJunkie we already own the premium licenses for various WordPress plugins. So we decided to offset the cost of the premium licenses by providing the exact code available from the developers for deeply discounted prices along side our products.
That’s why we set up the GPL License pricing – legally providing access to premium GPL-licensed WordPress items with our customers. These discounts give all of our customers access to the code they actually need by removing the developer’s support they are otherwise forced to pay for.
What’s in it for me?
In short: At QCTechJunkie you can purchase deeply discounted premium WordPress plugins coded by the original developers, such as Easy Digital Downloads and others, but without the developer’s support. The deeply discounted price helps support our website, our own plugin developments, and offsets the cost of the premium license keys we hold for these premium GPL Licensed plugins.
This GPL license pricing gives you access to a wide range of premium WordPress plugins that would otherwise require you to purchase support licenses priced at hundreds of USD. Future updates are included in each plugin purchase.
Does that sound too good to be true? There is one “caveat”: If you are a WordPress newbie requiring permanent first hand support from the developers, you should consider buying from the original author, since we cannot offer any support.
Any Questions, comments or suggestions?
If you have any questions about our GPL License pricing do not hesitate to contact us.