Tag Archives: Wordpress Licensing

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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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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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 – Summary (Week 1)

The last days were very informative, I’m learning a lot about licensing. That’s not only in general but more important from a free software perspective in specific. All those how to get things right. WordPress might look a bit as … 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 – 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 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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