[wp-hackers] Licensing and Copyright Issues with the Hello Dolly Plugin

hakre hanskrentel at yahoo.de
Thu Dec 16 00:21:47 UTC 2010

----- Ursprüngliche Mail ----

> Von: Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> An: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, den 16. Dezember 2010, 1:00:31 Uhr
> Betreff: Re: [wp-hackers] Licensing and Copyright Issues with the Hello Dolly 
> Hakre, here you're conflating use of *WordPress* with use of the *Hello
> Dolly  WordPress Plugin*.

No. Wordpress itself ships with the Hello Dolly Lyrics. Download the ZIP[1] 
search the code and you'll find it.

I think the lyrics are more important here not how something is named: like 
plugin or add-on or extension or something else. It's a fragment of code and for 
both, the plugin and the main package a mixed work is created. that is to build 
a new work out of of multiple copyrightable works: the software package.

The copyright violation applies to both: The plugin package available at [2] and 
the wordpress pacakge at [1].

The GPL is terminated in both.

-- hakre

[1] http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
[2] http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hello-dolly/


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