Question Edited because it's off-topic (but the confusion about two statements in the original question is still valid, IMO)
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I'm developing a plugin for WordPress named
my-custom-plugin and here's the
<?php /* * Plugin Name: My Custom Plugin * Plugin URI: * Description: * Author: * Author URI: * Version: * Requires at least: * Tested up to: * Copyright: * License: */
What are the licensing options that are available for the
License: option above?
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Isn't Themeforest (ThemeForest.net) violating the WordPress GPL v2 License?Their WordPress Products’ source codes aren’t publicly available.
Also I cannot request for a free copy of the source code of any WordPress Product they sell. Which means a clear violation of the GPL v2 license, isn't it?
Also found these confusing licensing statements at wordpress.org
- Statement for Themes (source: https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/getting-started/wordpress-licensing-the-gpl) : "To develop WordPress themes for the public—either free or paid— you need to get acquainted with the GNU General Public License (GPL) that WordPress uses."
- Statement for Plugins (source: https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/the-basics/including-a-software-license): "Most WordPress plugins are released under the GPL, which is the same license that WordPress itself uses. However, there are other options available. It is always best to clearly indicate the license your plugin uses."
The confusing part for me here is, Wordpress has made the theme licensing GPL but for plugins they say "However, there are other options available.". What are these other options? (Does that mean only a part of WordPress source code is GPL?)
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