"Powered by nopCommerce" Copyright Removal Notice

11 months ago
hkachhia wrote:
Can I add my company name after copyright? e.g Powered by nopcommerce and configured by my company name
Sure, it's possible

Thanks for the reply.
Do I have to pay or buy anything for this? I want to add this thing without buying the copyright removal key.


You will need to first buy removal key and then you can add your company name. However, you do not need to buy copyright removal key if you keep Powered by nopCommerce, you can still add your name in this case.
10 months ago
I purchased the removal key in a previous version (3.2 or 3.3, sorry can't remember).  I have now upgraded to 4.2.  How can it be removed in this version?
10 months ago
loulou wrote:
I purchased the removal key in a previous version (3.2 or 3.3, sorry can't remember).  I have now upgraded to 4.2.  How can it be removed in this version?

You can remove it by going to admin area > configuration > settings > all settings > set 'storeinformationsettings.hidepoweredbynopCommerce' to 'true'
10 months ago
But restricting the user to edit the source code will violate the GPL licence right ? . And the main intention of GPL licence was to  give freedom and how can you now take away that freedom ?
And how does removing the "powered by nopcommerce" will violates the copyright ? If someone claims that he is the developer by changing copyright notice in the source code then it will be violations. There is difference between hiding and claiming right ?
10 months ago
oov75048 wrote:
But restricting the user to edit the source code will violate the GPL licence right ? . And the main intention of GPL licence was to  give freedom and how can you now take away that freedom ?

I'm not sure what you're taking about because no one takes this freedom. And no one restricts other people to edit source code. nopCommerce team follows all principles of open-source.

oov75048 wrote:
And how does removing the "powered by nopcommerce" will violates the copyright ?

And again I'm not sure what you're talking about. Under the terms of the GPL-3.0 license, authors of open source software have the right to set additional terms of use for such software.

And you have a choice. According to our license, if you want to remove "powered by nopCommerce" text, then please purchase the key. If you're not ready to purchase it, then just leave "powered by nopCommerce" text. It's always up to you. You can use the powerful functionality of nopCommerce for free and make changes to the source code of nopCommerce in both cases.

Please also think about the effort and time that the nopCommerce team has spent and continues to spend to develop nopCommerce. Given that nopCommerce is a free and open source solution, purchasing the copyright removal key strongly supports the development of the project and the nopCommerce team.