A few days ago I published a post on WP and Legal Stuff called Taking GPL’d code proprietary. I’ve received a bit of feedback on that post. The feedback suggests the variety of GPL-issues addressed in the ebook remain live ones for many developers. Given the ongoing interest, and the fact that some developers took the time to comment on the post (particularly you Dave…), I’ve decided to make the ebook and audio book freely available for anyone who wants them:
- Ebook of A Practical Guide to WordPress and the GPL (502 downloads)
- Audio book of A Practical Guide to WordPress and the Law (downloadable on Soundcloud).
You can listen to the audio files here too if you like (and yes, I appreciate that listening to an audiobook on licensing issues might not be the most riveting experience):
Hope they’re of use to someone out there in InternetLand. If you’ve any feedback, I’d be happy to hear it.
On, and on a related note, a while back I wrote a lengthy post on WP and Legal Stuff on How to apply the GPL to your themes and plugins (and avoid getting in the shi*). It includes a document automation tool to help you do just that. Perhaps that’ll be of interest to someone too.
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Despite the ‘All rights reserved’ statement on the inside cover of the ebook, its textual content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Please note that this licence does not apply to the imagery in the ebook as I am using that imagery under licence from third parties and cannot license it under the Creative Commons licence. This means you can do whatever you like with the textual content I’ve written, as long as you attribute it to me, but you can’t re-use the images.