What Are WordPress And The GPL?
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL featuring a plugin architecture and a template system. credit by WikiPediaIn recent years WordPress has become the dominating blogging and content management system powering Internet Websites. WordPress accounts for more than 23% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013 and is in total used at more than 60 million websites. “WordPress is Free and Open source software, built by a distributed community of mostly volunteer developers from around the world. WordPress comes with some awesome, worldview-changing rights courtesy of its license the GPL.” (WordPress Codex). What is GPL Licence? GPL Licence also known as the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used for the free software license, which guarantees end users the complete freedom to run, study, freely share and modify the software. The General Public License (GPL) declares WordPress as Free Software and grants the program’s users these four essential freedoms: FREEDOM 0: You have the freedom to run the program, for any purpose. FREEDOM 1: You have access to the source code, the freedom to study how the program works, and the freedom to change it to make it do what you wish. FREEDOM 2: You have the freedom to redistribute copies of the original program so you can help your neighbor. FREEDOM 3: You have the freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes.

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