[wp-hackers] Plugin Licenses

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Fri Mar 16 07:12:56 GMT 2007

David Chait wrote:
> I'll put my vote +1 to a check-updates solution that does NOT depend on 
> GPL-only repositories, and -100 otherwise... ;)

The opinion of the FSF is that distributed plugins for WordPress also 
fall under the GPL:


I've met people who suggest their work is too good to "give away" as 
Open Source software, but we're all lucky none of the contributers to 
WordPress felt that way or we wouldn't be having this discussion today.

Matt Mullenweg
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