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 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.