[wp-hackers] Improving Wordpress copyright/about

Kai Hendry kai.hendry at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 11:18:09 GMT 2007

Good evening,

The Debian package of Wordpress should ship with a copyright file that
isn't just a pointer to http://wordpress.org/about/

Besides http://wordpress.org/about doesn't mention some names that I
grepped in the source, that I appended on the email below.

Could we please improve it? Copyright right dates would be great too.

Best wishes from Cornwall,

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From: Kai Hendry <hendry at iki.fi>
To: m at wordpress.org
Subject: Wordpress copyright/about
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:52:35 +0000
Reply-To: Kai Hendry <hendry at iki.fi>

Hi, my Debian mentor Moritz Muehlenhoff asks for the copyright file that
I maintain on Wordpress be improved. Ideally I think the URL
http://wordpress.org/about/ could be improved.

For example there are some contributors that are not mentioned there.

Ideally dates should be added.

Anyway, I quickly tried to improve the copyright file for the 2.0.7
release. I added names there that I saw in various little plugins and
what not. Take a look at the attachment perhaps.

Best wishes from Belgium,
-The Debian Wordpress maintainer

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When working on the AM report I checked wordpress's copyright file.
It can be improved, but the errors are not critical:

- It only points to an online URL for the contributors, which might
  be 404 in the future
- There are copyright holders not mentioned in the above web site,
  e.g. Ulf Harnhammer or 2005 Moxiecode Systems AB

Please fix in the future, I'll send out your AM report in the next


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This package was initially debianized by Gabriel Rodr?guez Alberich
chewie at the-geek.org on Thu, 26 Feb 2004 19:37:33 +0000.  Since Aug 2004 this
package has been maintained and enhanced by Kai Hendry.

It was downloaded from: http://wordpress.org/download/

Upstream authors and contributors from http://wordpress.org/about/ and
examining the source code:

    * Matt Mullenweg
    * Ryan Boren
    * Michael Adams
    * Robert Deaton
    * David House
    * Mark Jaquith
    * Donncha O'Caoimh
    * Andy Skelton
    * Dougal Campbell
    * Alex King
    * Mike Little
    * Michel Valdrighi
    * Owen Winkler
    * Michael Heilemann
    * Matt Thomas
    * Ulf Harnhammar
    * Nico Kaiser
    * Danilo Segan
    * Moxiecode Systems AB
    * Maarten Meijer
    * Monte Ohrt
    * The SquirrelMail Project Team

For general inquiries, press requests, email Matt Mullenweg <m at wordpress.org>


You are free to distribute this software under the terms of
the GNU General Public License.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL'.

The Debian packaging is copyrighted Kai Hendry <hendry at iki.fi> and is licensed
also under the GPL.

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