[wp-hackers] WordPress and GPLv3

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Sat Dec 29 16:02:08 GMT 2007

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> There are several hypothetical scenarios which come to mind:
> 	1. Patent intimidation and settlements can be used to divide
> 	and separate 'licensed' WP from 'unlicensed' WP.

This is the second message you've mentioned patent issues, and I haven't 
seen a response to my initial query.  You seem to be indicating that 
GPL3 will somehow help with patent issues.  Unless you mean protecting 
us (devs/users) from someone like Automattic patenting things, if you 
are talking about a third-party coming after WP and big WP users/devs 
for potential infringement of CMS patents, how the code is licensed 
won't make a difference.  So... if you could explain in more detail what 
you're thinking/assuming GPL3 helps with patent issues, I'd be 
interested to hear it.. ;)


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