[wp-docs] GNU General Public Licence

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Wed Jun 9 23:25:27 UTC 2010

If I understand correctly, I think he's saying that he would release  
it to the codex under GPL, and release it on his own site under CCbySA.

Arlen - you should try working with the system rather than against it  
some time, I promise it's much more enjoyable and productive all  
round. You need to pick the battles that are worth fighting.


On 10 Jun 2010, at 00:21, Jane Wells wrote:

> On 6/9/10 7:08 PM, Arlen Beiler wrote:
>> I am releasing it under both licences, to facilitate changing it,  
>> and what not. GPL is a software licence, and CC-By-SA is a generic  
>> license (sort of), more documentation oriented. I would require  
>> everyone to release it under CC-By-SA if I had my way. And no,  
>> there are no limitations to releasing something under two licences.  
>> It is GPL *OR* CC-By-SA, not AND. You can use either.
> However, you do not have your way in this case, and just because you  
> want the WordPress Codex to be licensed according to your desires  
> doesn't make it so. I'm not disputing that GPL is a strange choice  
> for the Codex, I'm disputing that CCbySA is in any way compatible.  
> If you post anything to the Codex under a CCbySA license, it will be  
> removed, as it is incompatible with the overall Codex license.
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