GPLv3: Our xt:Commerce plugins are now available as Free Software

Stefano Viani


18 Feb 2019 e-Commerce xt:Commerce

Until now, the programming code of our plugins was encrypted and we issued the plugin licences individually for the PHP version, domain or IP address of the shop for which they were purchased. This is now changing - and brings many advantages for our customers!

xt:Commerce Plugins mit GPLv3 Lizenz von BlackbitWe are now distributing our xt :Commerce plugins as Free Software in accordance with the GNU General Public Licence, Version 3 (GPLv3). This means that online merchants not only receive a useful shop extension with their purchase, but also a whole host of usage rights and freedoms:

  • Open source: You can view the unencrypted programming code of our plugins.
  • Customisation: You can adapt the plugin to your xt:Commerce shop and develop it further as you wish.
  • Distribution: You can copy, distribute and even sell the plugin or further developments as long as you maintain the GNU GPLv3 licence.

More information about Free Software according to GNU GPLv3 can be found on the GNU website. Our xt:Commerce expert Emre Gül will also be happy to advise you on our open source xt:Commerce plugins (phone: +49 551 506 75-79, e-mail:

Always have access to the latest plugin version

Bitbucket-Zugriff auf xt:Commerce Plugin-Entwicklung - BlackbitShop software updates, new ideas for features - there are many reasons why we regularly update our plugins. To ensure that you benefit from our plugin developments, we offer you exclusive access to the Bitbucket projects of your purchased xt:Commerce plugins. For just 10 euros per month, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Download the latest plugin versions: You can integrate the plugins via Composer or download the latest version from Bitbucket.
  • Update notifications: To stay up to date on new features, you can follow the repository of the desired xt:Commerce plugins. You will then always receive an e-mail as soon as we change something in the plugin - e.g. add new features or fix bugs.
  • Contribute your own ideas: Make your own suggestions about the direction in which the plugin development should go. Depending on the type and scope of the change, we will decide whether to implement it as part of our regular further development or send you a separate offer for the realisation of your individual feature.

How to get access to plugin development

Simply book Bitbucket access to the Blackbit plugins you have purchased via our shop. The monthly costs remain the same, no matter how many plugin projects you pursue.

About the Author

As Executive Director of Blackbit digital Commerce GmbH, Stefano Viani manages all areas of the agency in the offices in Göttingen, Hamburg, Berlin and Kiev. His passion is the development of marketing strategies and their implementation in concrete measures.

In his free time, Stefano is passionate about riding his motorbike or working out in the gym.