> While I do not know enough about Joomla and the plugins, and I really > look forward to hearing from those who do, it really seemed to me the > case that Joomla developers did not mind the GPL violation. It was as > if they earned legitimacy among the free-software enthusiasts by > licensing Joomla under GPL but allowed commercial and non-free > plugins. Availability of a large number of plugins is then presented > as an important strength of Joomla.
> Of course I am expressing only a suspicion. But I would like to know > if others feel the same way.
I have made the subject line more appropriate.
The Joomla developers are very clear on possible licenses of plugins.