[wp-hackers] 500 euros for WP + plugins

Eric Pierce epierce at usf.edu
Sat Jul 9 21:57:07 GMT 2005

On Jul 9, 2005, at 5:48 PM, Scott Merrill wrote:
> The copyright owner is allowed to relicense his or her work  
> whenever they feel like.
> If Matt suddenly licensed WordPress under an Apache license, for  
> example, all future releases would be restricted under the Apache  
> terms.  All _previous_ releases would still be GPL licensed.

It would have to be more than Matt that would have to OK the change.   
Every person who has ever had a patch committed to the WordPress  
source would also have to agree to the change because they retain the  
copyright to their work under the GPL.  The only exeption to this is  
if the copyright is explicitly transferred to another person/entity,  
such as with the developers of many of the GNU tools that have given  
their copyright privileges to the FSF.


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