Tag Archives: License

Using the SPDX License List for Tagging and Linking

The Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX™) specification is a standard format for communicating the components, licenses and copyrights associated with a software package. Their website has a lot of detailed information about the specs, format and tools itself. But in … Continue reading

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SPDX 1.0 is Now Available!

The SPDX standard helps facilitate compliance with free and open source software licenses by standardizing the way license information is shared. SPDX reduces redundant work by providing a common format for companies and communities to share important data about software … 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 – Submitting Code (Day 6) (Update 1x)

Taking care about licensing within a free software project means to care about the code that comes into the project. There are several things a project should take care of there, one of them is a clear policy for submitting … 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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