[wp-hackers] 500 euros for WP + plugins

Amit Gupta amit at igeek.info
Sat Jul 9 21:36:59 GMT 2005

On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 "Robert Deaton" <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> WordPress can't really be relicensed under something non-GPL compatible because it
> uses various bits of code from other GPL projects. Sure.. take out the IXR, Magpie,
> the WPDB class, and maybe other bits of code, and then it could be relicensed, but
> where would we be without all that?

No, I wasn't talking about taking out the GPLed components from WP, I was merely asking that can WordPress be re-licensed under any other license? Perhaps a GPL compatible license? I'm asking this because I read somewhere(someplace else besides Matt's post) that when you license something as GPL, you can't re-license it unless you do-away with older code & write from scratch. Now I do think that this is not quite right as some-one can write the next version of the software and can make it GPL compatible, being a derivative work, but I'm not sure on this!!

Also, are all licenses listed at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.php GPL Compatible or only the ones mentioned at http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses are GPL Compatible?

Amit Gupta

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