[wp-hackers] Plugin Licensing
John 3:16 Media
wp at john316media.com
Sun Mar 13 04:45:03 UTC 2011
I doubt its even feasible to find and contact each contributor as there have
been so many over time. But that really gets away from the point of this
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM, Piyush Mishra <me at piyushmishra.com> wrote:
> I didn't know WP was a derivative. I am no lawyer and can't comment on
> anything legal here. :(
> Why would all contributors not agree?
> If they don't agree for double license.
> All I can say is, all the contributors are missing out on making WordPress
> far superior blogging s/w / CMS.
> The money can be used in making GSoC type internship oppurtunities, you can
> hold free online tutorials.
> People can be hired to complete the documentation and also to write
> alternate WP cores for considering other possibilities and benchmarks.
> WP can fund development of some plugins etc like BuddyPress...
> We can have LTS versions with a closed paid group focusing on that. Core
> plugins can be made possible etc etc etc...
> Who would say no to that?
> Though no point dreaming now :(
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Ryan McCue <lists at rotorised.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > > 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. :)
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I'm working on a support ticket plugin and I'm looking for users to test and
provide feedback on it. Will bribe anyone who helps with a generous
discount on the final product. Email me off-list if interested.
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