Tag Archives: Licensing

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

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SaaS Threatens Open Source

SaaS Threatens Open Source (by William Judd; 28 Jan 2011) – About AGPL, GPL and Cloud Computing.

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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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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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EllisLab: Copyright not by work but per File

In their run for re-licensing the CodeIgniter codebase under OSL (which in itself looks violating the shared authorship copyright as a whole as it has not yet been clarified with all authors and copyright holders in concrete), in a blog … Continue reading

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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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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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I wish

I’d wished when it came to such discussions (2) that wordpress starts to understand why I’m demanding to put the licenses we make use of readable inside the package. It’s still a wish, but it’s known that you learn best … Continue reading

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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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Free open source software projects

Free open source software projects (Area51) – Proposed Q&A site for developers of free software. Management, code sharing, hosting, marketing, community building, licensing, funding.

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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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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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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 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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