[wp-hackers] WordPress and GPLv3

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 19:45:35 GMT 2007

On Dec 29, 2007 12:22 PM, David Chait <davebytes at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm not sure how GPL covers 'hosting providers' (wp.com, et al) come to
> think of it.


"The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from
the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on
the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program)."


"To "convey" a work means any kind of propagation that enables other
parties to make or receive copies. Mere interaction with a user
through a computer network, with no transfer of a copy, is not

These are only highlights. I recommend reading the licenses. They are
not as hard to read as most EULAs.



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