[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing

Ryan McCue lists at rotorised.com
Sun Mar 13 03:46:01 UTC 2011

Chip Bennett wrote:
> That would be a rather blatant GPL violation. WordPress is a derivative of
> B2, which was licensed under GPL. Therefore, WPF cannot legally license
> WordPress under anything other than GPL, nor can it distribute obfuscated
> code without also releasing the cleartext source.

Additionally, there is no copyright assignment, so you would require
every single person who has contributed to WordPress to agree to
relicense it. And that's not going to happen. :)

Ryan McCue

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