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💬The WordPress License From My Point of View

Last updated on January 11th, 2016 at 06:24 pm

💬  The WordPress License

 as of 03 – 12 – 2015

A WordPress License Snapshot

by: Kyle Christopher Blanchard ()

of categories: <code>, (CC BY 4.0), License, Uncategorized, WordPress
tagged in: (CC BY 4.0), All Rights Reserved display, Copyright display, License, Terms, WordPress
In this section, “we” references WordPress.org
@package WordPress
WordPress License
@link URI: https://wordpress.org/about/license/ 

The license under which the WordPress software is released is the GPLv2 (or later) from the Free Software Foundation. A copy of the license is included with every copy of WordPress, but you can also read the text of the license here.

Part of this license outlines requirements for derivative works, such as plugins or themes. Derivatives of WordPress code inherit the GPL license. Drupal, which has the same GPL license as WordPress, has an excellent page on licensing as it applies to themes and modules (their word for plugins).

There is some legal grey area regarding what is considered a derivative work, but we feel strongly that plugins and themes are derivative work and thus inherit the GPL license. If you disagree, you might want to consider a non-GPL platform such as Serendipity (BSD license) or Habari (Apache license) instead.

  I would like to add that for a different experience, ( Blogger.com ) Blogger may run smoother for you. Blogger.com is operated by Google ( google.com ), also custom the blog with as Blogger.com refers to as template.
*  Blogger.com use “Terms” may apply.
Kyle Christopher Blanchard ( https://kylecblanchard.net/ )

 

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