[wp-hackers] On Submitting Code

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Tue Aug 31 18:28:02 UTC 2010

Well, it happened to that one theme as well.

The only problem, I believe, is that most places that implement this, do so
with a contract that has to be signed and mailed / faxed back to the
company. If this is required, then it will limit the contributors and the
amount. However, you can be sure that those willing to take the time will
probably be heavy contributors.

Jacob Santos

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
> wrote:

> On Aug 31, 2010, at 8:55 AM, Lynne Pope wrote:
> > Resolving this issue was very costly for Mambo, both in time and money,
> and
> > made a lot of people wary about using it. If a code submission policy had
> > been in place at that time the responsibility would have fallen on the
> > developer involved, and not on the project. There is simply no way an
> open
> > source project like WordPress can know if developers are submitting code
> > they have the rights to, or whether the code is derived from something
> that
> > has an incompatible license.
> >
> > A code submission policy can't stop unoriginal code from being submitted,
> > but it can provide a defense if anything blows up.
> +1
> -Mike
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