Licensing & Copyright

GNU GPLGPL GNU General Public License. Also see copyright license. GNU GPL

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 TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. you are releasing it under the GPLv2.

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