Tag Archives: GPL

EPL/GPL Commentary – Life at Eclipse (6 Apr 2010; by Mike Milinkovich)

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CodeIgniter goes Copyleft with OSL

As I know some WordPress related developers are using CodeIgniter (CI) as well, I think it’s worth to share: It’s true that CodeIgniter needed some simpler to handle license, but the outcome so far looks rather devastating and is paralleled … Continue reading

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(A)GPL: Why (or why not)?

(A)GPL: Why (or why not)? via Neal Poole.

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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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Why the GNU GPL Still Matters

Why the GNU GPL Still Matters (16 Jul 2009 by; Glyn Moody)

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b2/cafelog is GPL

As some of you know I’m currently in contact with Mark Jaquith, a WordPress lead developer, regarding my questions to licensing of the WordPress package. This conversation is still ongoing and started after he published an article on the WordPress … Continue reading

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CiviCRM and WordPress

That’s what I call nice feedback: CiviCRM just announced that they plan some WordPress integration. On the blog it’s written that this has become possible for them after the WordPress core team has defined the license terms being GPL v2+ … Continue reading

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Milestones of WordPress: Early Project Timeline (ca. 2000 to 2005)

Know the roots. If you want to learn about the general development of WordPress over time and you haven’t been with the project on from it’s very beginning and before, it looks like you’ve reached the point where it’s time … Continue reading

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WordPress Changes GPL License Text Again

Within less than a year, a wordpress core developer changed wordpress’s licensing statement again. This time it has been changed from GPL to GPL v2+. The Changeset was [17301]: WordPress contains libraries only available under the GPL v2 or later. … Continue reading

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Akismet Introduces GPL Version to WordPress (Updated 3x)

I just ran over the fact that in August 2010 Alex Shiels (tellyworth) tagged the akismet readme with “License: GPLv2”. The info left in the changelog is: * Spell out that the license is GPLv2 Well, even that this is … 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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Relicensing of IXR – The Incutio XML-RPC Library (Day 15)

The Incutio XML-RPC Library, used by WordPress, is available in a new version. It is relicensed under the GPL-compatible New BSD License now. The License of the file in wordpress has been questioned in the recent WordPress GPL, licensing and … 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 – Why I care (Day 4)

Why should I care about WordPress Code’s License Issues? This might be a question you ask yourself as well when you’re a WordPress Contributor, Theme or Plugin Developer. (Yesterday: WordPress Licensing Issues – the third day) It’s pretty simple. As … 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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Tools: cui-utils rev2

Write it, cut it, paste it, save it, Load it, check it, quick rewrite it, Drag it, drop it, zip, unzip it For those who are using the windows platform, there is a set of useful command line utilities (CUI … Continue reading

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