Comments on: Spam Karma Goes GPL https://pthree.org/2008/08/06/spam-karma-goes-gpl/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:29:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Dave https://pthree.org/2008/08/06/spam-karma-goes-gpl/#comment-106250 Sat, 09 Aug 2008 05:23:00 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=651#comment-106250 Thanks for the kind words of support Aaron...

About Akismet: While its *client* certainly is GPLed, its core couldn't be further removed from the spirit of GPL. Not only do you not have the code for the server-side, but you don't even have any idea what happens there...
"Security through obscurity" is indeed the point of Akismet... It's hardly the way open-source works, though...
That being said, if Akismet works for you and you are happy with it, all's well!

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2008/08/06/spam-karma-goes-gpl/#comment-106135 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 14:39:27 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=651#comment-106135 I like Akismet, however, some of the granularity of Spam Karma is rockin'. I tried making the switch a couple of times, but always came back to Spam Karma.

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By: Will Langford https://pthree.org/2008/08/06/spam-karma-goes-gpl/#comment-106088 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 04:29:26 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=651#comment-106088 Not only is Akismet GPL'ed, it is ran by WordPress and auto updated. I used to use SK, but I switched long ago and have never been happier. Also I believe it is leaner on the server.

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By: Jonathan https://pthree.org/2008/08/06/spam-karma-goes-gpl/#comment-106087 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 04:03:09 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=651#comment-106087 Have you considered using Akismet? The plugin is GPL'ed.

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