[wp-hackers] Apache 2.0 License?

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Mar 19 18:51:50 UTC 2011

I'm guessing that it would not be allowed.

After all, even with the official WordPress License "clarification", the
official policy is that even GPLv3 Plugins will not be allowed to be hosted
in the Plugin Repository:

But perhaps the stance will change?


On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:

> This question[1] got me thinking. It seems that excanvas[2] is becoming a
> standard dependency for Javascript charting libraries but it is licensed
> with Apache 2.0, not GPL 2.
> The core question I'm asking is would a plugin that is otherwise GPL
> licensed be denied inclusion into the WordPress plugin repository if it
> includes excanvas because of the Apache 2.0 license? Or given the
> circumstances would the potential license conflicts be overlooked?
> -Mike
> [1]
> http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/12488/hosting-plugin-with-excanvas-dependency-of-flot-jqplot-and-more-in-official-re
> [2] http://excanvas.sourceforge.net/
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