[wp-hackers] anyone looked at Chameleon closely?

Brian Layman Brian at TheCodeCave.com
Tue Jun 6 20:35:46 GMT 2006

How it is distributed, does not really matter.
Assuming Matt's team of lawyers don't disagree. ;)  That section means that
unless the plug-ins contain code originally contained in WordPress, they
don't have to be GPL.  

IMHO, licensing is up to the individual plug-in author UNLESS the plug-in
includes a WP unit.  If  the plug-in pulls in ANY WP code, /then/ it in part
contains a GPL licensed product and therefore must be GPL'd.

Brian Layman

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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] anyone looked at Chameleon closely?

On 6/6/06, Trevor Turk <trevorturk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good point. I'm pretty sure that Plugins come with licenses and copyrights
> of their own - which almost certainly require attribution.

Hmm. Not so sure. Sec 2(b) suggests that plugins too, if distributed as part
of the product, would be under GPL:

b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
    whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
    part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
    parties under the terms of this License.

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