(Via WP Tavern)
Folks interested in WordPress and Open Source licensing should really start following WP and Legal Stuff, a new blog from Richard Best, a “dual qualified” lawyer (New Zealand, England & Wales) focused on “IP/IT/technology law and public law.”
Happy to see a number of really excellent posts already on the site, including:
- Understanding the GPL licensing of WordPress (with an excellent FAQ style section at the end which should be required reading for anyone starting to develop and release themes/plugins for the platform)
- Using the WordPress trademarks for your business, product or service (I’ll even forgive the lack of the Oxford comma, as he used and correctly attributed one of my cc-licensed photos)
- WordPress themes, the GPL and the conundrum of derivative works
Best does a great job summarizing complex legal matters and debates and providing what (to me at least) feels like a reasonable summary. Of course, as his disclaimer tells us:
The material on this site is for general informational purposes only. It does not take into account your specific requirements or circumstances, does not constitute legal or other advice to you or anyone else and you rely on it at your own risk.