As far as I understand this discussion we have:
a) Customers in the eastern part of Europe, who have a different ‘logic’ in terms of judging the value of a web designers work, and
b) some wise guys here and overseas, who forgot that they make their living based on the work of folks such as Oliver & Co., and I bet my ass, most of them violate GPL, because of not publishing their code they added to or changed in GPL ruled software.
To the address of WazZza I would say: “Give those people - who think the web is a complete free fun event – the web address of PHPWCMS, and because it’s free, they can use it in every way they like”. If they’re not too stupid, they will understand, that your work is to “drive the nails” into the wall at the right spots, but the Hammer is something you bring along with you, for free!
To the address of “the wise guys”: I do not condemn WazZza’s attempt for asking for a solution, because he really might have a problem I can neither re-enact nor understand. But as I can see there’s a guy which – to my understanding – fully respected GPL, because he was asking for a solution and he offered to pay a fee for each license he’s going to pass over to a customer, but instead of talking business, almost everyone tried to put him down. As a result he decided to invest in some workaround and PHPWCMS is off of his list. This matches perfectly the German pedantic - principle stickling - nit-picking nature; if someone asks for a solution, reply with objections, reservations and doubts. If you loose prospective customers then, blame them and call them stupid.
Now, how about the argument using PHPWCMS will spread the word about Oliver’s work…?
"Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish."