Is WordPress.org violating the GPL? – A fresh angle on the GPL vs. non-GPL wordpress themes and plugins debate
There is a never-ending dispute on whether it is legal or not to put WordPress themes and plugins under a license different than the GPL. The WordPress.org hardliners want to make us dogmatically believe that we can’t. In a prior article I already argued that you actually can, and here is one more fresh angle on this topic.
URL shortening, and URL shortener services, are evolving rapidly into a real hype. And while they do make sense with Twitter (due to their 140 characters per tweet limitation), they are not all that harmless from a SEO perspective.
Ever needed a list of your plugins for pasting it into an email or a document? Or into an (Excel or Word or OpenOffice) table? I did, and with all the plugins I have installed, I concluded that writing it all down manually would seriously suck. Read more >>
Read about it at the WordPress Tweaks homepage, or about the technical background of it in the rest of this post.
Guess who cooked up this thing! Yepp! It was me! 🙂
Some time ago I installed spam blocker software to help me manage the tons of spam I’ve been getting. Meanwhile, I have revised my choice of spam blocker, tried another one, and I’m giving up that one, too. Here is the story…
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From time to time the topic “Mixing GPL software with non-GPL software” crosses my www ways, and I often find there is a lot of misunderstanding about what GPL open source is about (as opposed to other open source software license models). This is not surprising, given that the GPL is probably one of the most complex software licenses around. Time to clarify some fundamentals…