Draft version of “WordCamp regulation OK/NG case study”

Here’s the draft version of “WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. regulation OK/NG case study” in the handbook. I’d like to add more items when we agree on this.

We got the cases from this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bkpvieQA4NIh9AFUxX-oZe_S7gKMdDvwewwUdERx2N0/edit#gid=0

Questions about WordCamp regulations are welcome at #community-event.
Here are some case studies that you can refer when face issues.

A company has the faux WordPress logo on their website or in contents.

NG. We need to ask the person to change that to a correct logo.

A speaker owns and uses a domain name that have “wordpress” as a part of it. He asked the organizers to put a link to the site on his bio.

NG. We need to tell them to change the domain name, or he can’t be a speaker as it’s a violation.

A WordCamp speaker who owns a wordpress-xyz.domain domain but does not mention it in their talks or at the conference and knows they will need to change the domain.

NG. We need to tell them to change the domain name, or he can’t be a speaker as it’s a violation.

How we can handle budget outside US/Canada (e.g. banking account)

OK. We can transfer the money between the countries and US/Canada. And you also can receive and pay directly inside the country without bypassing US/Canada.

A Hosting company wanted to sponsor WC Mumbai but they had a subsidiary which built and distributed Non-GLP themes to be bundled with CPanel. They said they couldn’t change much in another division and hence dropped out but later they wanted to sponsor another WordCamp.

NG. But they realized this would always keep them away from participating as sponsors so they switched their licenses for WordPress themes.

ref.: https://2015.pune.wordcamp.org/2015/08/26/wordcamp-pune-impact-two-organisations-fully-embrace-gpl-one-trademark-violation-averted/

On the speaker candidate’s website, the organization team found links to a theme shop that does not follow 100% GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples..

NG. We asked the speaker to remove the link, and the speaker removed the link.We welcomed him as a speaker.

I need advice on how to handle the following two cases.

A person works for a marketplace that sells non-GPL WordPress products. They want to help organize or volunteer at a WordCamp.

A person is selling themes/plugins that require activation key to use them.

After I get feedbacks from the team, I’d like to proceed on creating a new handbook page. Please add comments until 31th, March. Thanks.

( @shinichiN gave me translation support. Thanks. )