This is the home of the Make Community team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project!
Here is where we have policy debates, project announcements, and assist community members in organizing events.
Everyone is welcome to comment on posts and participate in the discussions regardless of skill level or experience.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
Agreement among WordCamp Organizers, Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers
I agree that WordCamps are meant to benefit the local WordPress community through live events and the broader WordPress community through the sharing of online video and other materials.
I agree that a WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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. is a casual, locally- and volunteer-organized event, focused on WordPress and reflecting the local WordPress community it represents.
I understand that WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are expected to support the WordPress project and its principles.
I understand that the principles of the WordPress project include:
no discrimination on the basis of economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability
no incitement to violence or promotion of hate
respect the WordPress trademark
embrace the WordPress license; If distributing WordPress-derivative works (themes, plugins, WP distros), any person or business officially associated with WordCamp should give their users the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides: 100% GPLGPLGPL 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. or compatible, the same guidelines we follow on WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/.
don’t promote companies or people that violate the trademark or distribute WordPress derivative works which aren’t 100% GPL compatible
I agree that WordCamps are not-for-profit events, organized with budget and funding transparency.
I agree that WordCamps should be accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of financial status.
I understand that data recording my participation as WordCamp organizer, speaker, sponsor, and/or volunteer will be retained indefinitely, to preserve the history of the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project.
I agree that I am not an employee of the WordPress FoundationWordPress FoundationThe WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software. Find more on wordpressfoundation.org. or any subsidiary of the Foundation, and am participating in WordCamp exclusively as a volunteer.
Most sponsors will not need a sponsor agreement, but there are some cases when one is required. Please check the Sponsor Agreements page in this handbook to learn when a sponsor agreement is necessary and how to create it.