[wp-hackers] anyone looked at Chameleon closely?

Ryan Scheuermann ryan at concept64.com
Wed Jun 7 00:29:52 GMT 2006

Assuming, of course, they aren't reading this right now.  :-)

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Mark Jaquith wrote:
> On Jun 6, 2006, at 7:41 PM, Jeremy Visser wrote:
>> Does anyone reckon it's ok with the GPL to purchase a copy of
>> Chameleon and apply some changes to the WordPress core? I mean, like
>> Matt going and shipping some Chameleon code with WP2.1 or something?
> That would certainly be okay.  GPL is viral, so their WP-modification 
> is GPL licensed, which means that just as they are licensed to take 
> our modifications and apply them to their code, we can take their 
> modifications and apply them to our code.  That is, assuming we can 
> get out hands on the code.  As was said earlier in the thread, we 
> don't have a right to the source code unless we buy the product (and, 
> of course, PHP is only source code, so once you buy it, you have the 
> source code.)  You could also try and convince one of their customers 
> to give you the code, but you probably won't have much luck with 
> that.  Contact them and ask about pricing.  If it is reasonably 
> affordable, a few people could chip in and snag a copy for comparison 
> purposes.  I'd keep your WP involvement a secret, though.  They'll 
> probably balk if they know what you're about to do (not that I blame 
> them, it'd hurt their bottom line).
> -- 
> Mark Jaquith
> http://txfx.net/
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