[wp-hackers] Copyright violations by plugin in the WordPress
kimmo at global-wire.fi
Sat Jun 28 07:03:00 GMT 2008
I don't think uploading to wordpress.org does not imply GPL. I've
uploaded a number of things to wordpress.org under the BSD license.
It is always best to explicitly declare the copyright and the license
in any code you make available to others.
<A HREF="http://kimmo.suominen.com/">Kimmo Suominen</A>
On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:47:01AM +0200, Joost de Valk wrote:
> while I do not include a GPL, the GPL is implicit due to my uploading it
> to wordpress.org (I'll make sure a next version does carry a GPL btw), if
> he did not think of it that way, he's breaking "normal" copyright, which
> would allow me to take out his entire website with a DMCA notice (still
> not planning on that :) ).
> And damn it, all I want is credit, nothing more, nothing less :)
> On Jun 28, 2008, at 12:39 AM, Mike Little wrote:
>> The facts are fairly simple but often missed.
>> In order to enforce the GPL someone has to own the copyright in the
>> They should declare their copyright in the 'program' source files,
>> and include a copy of the licence.
>> Anyone who distributes a modified version or a new work derived from
>> it is *required* to include their copyright notices and a copy of the
>> Here are the relevant FAQs.
>> See also http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html
>> Mike Little
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