Future versions of WordPress will be GNU GPL 2 • WordPress Help

Until now the WordPress license was not as clear as we would expect, when it specifies that it is under the GNU GPL license but without specifying the version, which according to the same GPL license means that if it is not detailed the version can be spread under any license number published by the Free Software Foundation .

Well, as comments Mark Jaquith on the development blog in the next versions it will be detailed that " WordPress is GNU GPL 2 and later ", which will definitely clarify this issue.

Mascot for WordPress • WordPress Help

I've been wondering for a long time because WordPress does not have a pet that unites and identifies the community beyond the official logo that, although pleasant, it does not manage to win the affections that a pet always lavishes.

We have only to see the rest of free software mascots that delight the users, how are you …

Not to mention the amount of merchandising that could be created with a pet that would delight users, like t-shirts, mugs, dolls, everything.

And nothing, that it occurred to me that we could pose a contest in order to create the WordPress Mascot among all the users, that surely there are many good designers.

The idea is to create a pet and a description of why we have chosen it [1 9459012]why we believe it identifies WordPress. And not to monopolize the idea I do not ask you to send it to me or anything like that but you believe it and publish it on your own blog (if you do not have it, you can send it to mascot@ayudawordpress.com ) linking to this post to keep track of trackbacks . Within, let's say, one month I do a compilation in a post with links to your post of the mascot and we do a vote among all the users .

Do you think it's a good idea ?, is it more, do you dare?

Now that I fall, this is his thing, then move it to the people of Automattic, expand it to English-speaking blogs, etc., right?

NOTICE : this publication It's two or more years ago. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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All Themes and Plugins for WordPress are GPL licensed

Yes, do not look at me with that face, all the themes and plugins for WordPress are licensed GPL . I have recently read two posts that point in this regard, about the interesting implications of the fact that WordPress uses the GPL license . And is that GPL involves many aspects of freedom of dissemination and free also, in which perhaps the developers of plugins and themes of payment have not repaired. They do not seem to have realized what a GPL license matters when you develop for a particular platform that uses that license.

And the implication of the GPL license is clear : all the plugins and themes for WordPress automatically fall under the GPL license. In other words, even if you paid for an advanced plugin or premium theme, and although the author has tried to add another license, just for the fact that they are designed for use in WordPress you are free to modify them, give them away for free or even resell them if you want .

This is because of this particular paragraph of the GPL license :

You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part It contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.

And then in the License FAQ aims that …

f the program dynamically links plug-ins, and they make function calls to each other and share data structures, we believe they form a single program, which must be treated as an extension of both the main program and the plug -ins. This means the plug-ins must be released under the GPL or a GPL-compatible free software license, and that the terms of the GPL must be followed when those plug-ins are distributed.

This means that at the moment a theme or plugin uses a single function of WordPress code, the GPL license to which this CMS is hosted automatically absorbs it. And as the plugins and themes must use WordPress functions to work automatically they enter the GPL license .

What does this mean?

Well something as simple as that you can delete the theme links that the author of it forbids you to withdraw (even in the sponsored themes). Moreover, although the author tries to use a Creative Commons license for the theme, and asks you to respect the links, you do not have to because you are the one who is violating the GPL license by placing a CC license.

And for the plugins it is exactly the same. In fact, it is the same for any type of software or development based on WordPress. And the GPL license allows you to do what you want with that software, even resell it.

If you realize, GNU licenses are like a virus, they extend to any software that you touch, one of the reasons why Microsoft He has shunned them like cancer in all his developments, because he imagines that one day they use software with a GPL license in some product that uses the Windows source code, from that moment the operating system would also be GPL.

Interesting do not you think ?. I do not know what this will look like to developers of paid plugins and themes, but folks, that's what it is. Richard Stallman must be happy with this kind of thing and the pseudo-Marxist philosophy of the FSF that he expands where he can, even in schools .

] What do you think ?, Did you notice this issue?

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MacGDBp ends PHP errors

Annoyed with PHP errors ?. Sign up there for the name of MacGDBp, it will help you to finish with those annoying errors.

The developer of 18 years Robert Sesek has announced the publication of his project MacGDBp for 18 June 19 on its website Blue Static .

MacGDBp is made with the application Open Source Xdebug that offers remote debugging of scripts PHP for applications Cocoa exclusive for Mac OS X Leopard . It connects to your running PHP script and you can launch instructions to see how that script works. You can set breakpoints, see the current function that is acting, and take a look at all the local variables.

MacGDBp is designed for people familiar with the debugger Xcode . The application will be published under the license GNU GPL version 2 .

If you perform developments with PHP from a Mac for example: customizations of WordPress MacGDBp can become your best ally. You know, create an alarm in iCal for the 18th of this month and get your copy of MacGDBp .