Category: Ideological Request Name: Public and Open Source Plugin Development Pledge Personal Info: I started plugin development two days ago, developed three (extremely simple) plugins, and I am already very disappointed by the closed nature of some of the plugin development. What I want: If people would pledge to publicly release plugins under an open license that they develop for requests, I would be very pleased. Rationale: I would guess that almost everyone here uses other, public, open source plugins, and especially Bukkit. Many people have put much time into creating these softwares, and why not live by the golden rule? It's one thing to not release a plugin developed for one's self, but PMing a plugin to someone takes just as much effort as posting it here. The only reason that I can see for a requestor to not want a plugin releaesed publicly is that they payed to have it developed, but hey, they had something custom tailored for their situation, and they're using the public and open source Bukkit. One may think that their plugin would not be useful to anyone else, but if it's open source, making it useful is easy. I pledge to not fulfill private plugin requests and publicly release plugins under an open license (I like the Zlib), and you should too.