I'm confused. If addons in a compilation are linked to the same downloads that people are using to download the addons individually then supporting addons in compilations is no different than supporting addons downloaded outside of them. They are the same files, just downloaded slightly differently. The same support issues apply, no? I trying to see the difference in supporting one or the other, other than volume.
^- this , in reference to Phanx you can download but not distribute un-official license.
If phanx is worried about providing support for UI comp authors that change his code, he should be using the GPL instead, which is a real license. the GPL would cover any of his issues and if i take his code and make a pay-for closed source addon out of it, he can actually have legal precedence over me to remove his code or open source mine.
Something he has no right to do with his existing code license.
I'd also like to know the answer to this. I don't want my addons included in any kind of compilations, premade UIs, guild packs, or whatever else you want to call them, whether it's manually packaged by the uploader, or dynamically packaged by the site. If you like my addon, and want to share it with other people, give them a link to the download page.
You MAY NOT include this addon in compilations or otherwise redistribute
it without the express prior consent of its author.
You MAY freely distribute modified or derivitave versions of this addon,
provided that the name of your version does not include the name of this
addon or its author.
So, i can simply rename your Phaxchat to SChat and distribute as i see fit, but I can't use it as it is currently ?
Perhaps you should look into a less.. confusing license? like GPL (2.0 not hateful 3.0)