Regarding Offers to “Buy” Plugins

Did you get this email:

We’re reaching out to the WordPress community, looking for
individuals/companies like yourself who are keen to explore the opportunity
of a joint venture/sale of their WordPress plugin/s.

If you are interested in discussing your plugin and what we’re offering
please fill out the form on the attached website, and we will be in contact
with you.

This was a blast email sent to a few hundred people by an unknown person.

Please delete it. It’s not from anyone we can trace back to the WordPress community, and selling your plugins will likely end with your users being highly upset that the changes in the plugin are not what they wanted. At the best, you’ll end up on a spam list.

If you are a company looking to ‘buy’ plugins please don’t use tactics like this. It makes you look like a sleazy sort of person, whom no one would want to do business with. Purchase plugins by directly talking to people who have made a plugin you had a need for.

If you do sell your plugin (or give it away to someone else), please make sure the new owners understand all the guidelines of the repository. Should they violate our terms the plugin will be removed, and we may not give it back depending on the level of the violation. Whomever has commit access to a plugin has the ownership and responsibility of it’s behavior for users. Spamming, inserting tracking data, and adding junk features are the fastest way to ruin your plugin.

We advocate only giving your plugin to people you personally have vetted, and that you trust with being responsible with your code and your users.

#email, #warning