Tag Archives: Copyright

Ellislab, you’re doing it wrong

The following is part of a mail that’s circulating to authors and copyright holders of contributions to the Codeigniter software: If you are able to certify your prior contributions to CodeIgniter and wish to leave them, no reply is required … Continue reading

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Was Hollywood Built on Piracy?

Was Hollywood Built on Piracy? (7 May 2012; by Terry Hard)

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GPL: This Deserves a Special Mention, II

A week ago I asked the wordpress project who to contact for source code, especially for those parts no source-code exists for in the zip- and tar-gz-files. You might wonder: Source for wordpress – it’s already there, right? So what … Continue reading

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Kses, GPL, Copyright, Licensing and Disclaimer

The current wordpress security release made me look into kses.php today. But my review ended before going over the first 10 lines already. Guess what I ran over? Jup, another wordpress GPL license violation. How did I find it? It … Continue reading

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WordPress, Copyright, Hello Dolly Lyrics, the GNU GPL and I

In the recent discussions about the Hello Dolly lyrics that are shipping with WordPress and in the plugin repository, there has been a lot of fuzz. I think it’s about time that I name why write about the issue: I’d … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – Plugins are GPL, Right?

If you thought that the wordpress package you can download from wordpress.org is re-distributable under GPL, then you’re thinking wrong. Why do I say so? Thanks to a ticket opened by novasource, it came to my attention, that the Hello … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – On Showing License

When it comes to the GPL wordpress front-persons Jane Wells or Matt Mullenweg do not get tired to underline the importance to spread the word about software freedom. That is generally a good thing if the information provided is correct … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – Progress (Day 5)

I was not able to finish my report for day 5 in my WordPress Licensing series yesterday night, so I’ll add it this morning. My topic this time is progress. Despite the fact, that when confronted with the topic that … Continue reading

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Wordpress Licensing Issues – the third day

Wordpress development goes on every day. At least for that part that has a committing developer. In case there is none, it gets stuck. Licensing issues only seem to be interesting in the beginning. You get comments by core developers … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – the second 24 hours

After the first 24 hours I became aware of the unauthorized changes of WordPress licensing, the day started with some positive movement. A member of the WordPress team did revert the changes in trunk [15533] and the 3.0 branch [15534] … Continue reading

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Unauthorized changes of Wordpress licensing – the first 24 hours

Circa 24 hours ago it came to my attention that the wordpress codebase was silently re-licensed some months ago (before l88 / GPL -/- after l105 / GPLv2). The copyright related licensing statement has been changed on February 28th 2010 … Continue reading

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