If WordPress installations could be categorized as commercial and non-commercial, plugin authors would be able to modify and release their plugins with the knowledge of that information.
Many of the plugins would probably still stay free, but those developers who wish to charge a fee for their work to commercial sites only, would be able to do so.
one for each download...
Currently I know most developers simply love creating plugins out of hobby, but the actual amount of work included in development, support and updates (with new WordPress versions) has become a burden for many.
Commercial categorization of WP sites would solve the situation as these plugin developers could be compensated in the ways of a free market, keeping everyone happy.
I know my plugins are downloaded around half a million times. If only I got a $1 for each copy ;)
What about you? Would you accept to mark your site as commercial even if that meant you would have to pay a fee to use a favorite plugin?
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