Licensing & Copyright


The license under which the WordPress software is released is the GPLv2 (or later) from the Free Software Foundation. A copy of the license is included with every copy of WordPress, but you can also read the text of the license here.

Still lost? We have a beginner’s GPL primer, too.

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Third Party Libraries Third Party Libraries

Third-Party libraries must be GPLv2 compatible, but retain their own copyright.

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As a contributor, you retain the copyright to your code, however by submitting it to Trac you are releasing it under the GPLv2.