Here is our case. I have written reports, used the tracking system of JED and didn't receive reply anywhere.
We have re-written the JomSocial search plugins to be compatible with Joomla! 1.7/2.5 about two months ago. In contrast to the version available for Joomla! 1.5, we decided to charge small amount for that.
However, it is two months now that passed and our JomSocial plugins (which are used even on people.joomla.org) and the new version is not yet published in JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory http://extensions.joomla.org
). It was rejected twice for no reason.
Let me explain:
1. It is a package of extensions. First it was rejected, because in the XML file of the package I missed one line with the license. Still, each extension and file in the package has clearly stated that it is GPL. I placed the license line in the XML file and resubmitted it for publishing in JED.
2. It was then rejected again, because of "GPL non-compliance, not allowing redistribution". One month has passed since then. There is absolutely nothing that is not GPL in our extensions. There are no limitations of usage, redistribution or so on. I have no idea how the JED team come to the conclusion the extension doesn't allow redistribution. I resubmitted it and also opened a ticket in the JED ticket system. Well, guess what? Week passed and nothing happens again. Our extension was not approved in JED for two months now for no reason.
At the very same time, an extension added on 27 January (month later than ours) get published in JED, even that it is a pure fork of our work (with GPL headers removed). You can review the SQL statements, params etc. to see that the developer just copied our code and renamed few things. He has the right to fork it, but not to remove our headers. Here is the fork: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... arch/19183
Honestly, it all seems very strange to me, as we never had such issues till now. It really looks like someone doesn't want us to publish that extension in JED, in favour to the fork.