WordPress is authorized under GPLv2 (GNU General Public License) which makes it free and open-source programming. Each duplicate of WordPress has a permit duplicate with it.
Forerunner rendition of WordPress b2/cafelog was additionally authorized under the GPLv2.
GPL is extremely prevalent in permitting open-source programming under it. It permits free establishment, change and circulation of its source-code to other people. Despite the fact that, it keeps up certain standards and guidelines under it.
What is GPL
GNU programming was composed by Richard Stallman.
The GNU General Public License is called GPL in short. It has a few terms and conditions to duplicate, change and disperse the product authorized under its name.
GNU ensures that any product source-code authorized under it needs to make starting source code open and uninhibitedly accessible to every one of its clients. Here, openly doesn’t mean by expense however it implies that it is unreservedly accessible to clients to disperse and alter the code, yet they can’t force any confinements on further circulation, source code must be made accessible.
Programming permitting these offices goes under the class of Free Software. What’s more, in the event that those rights should be held, at that point these are called Copylefted. The GPL requests both.
On 29th June 2007, the third form GNU GPLv3 (variant 3) was discharged. It was found to manage a few issues that were available in the subsequent rendition.
Refreshing GNU adaptation is discretionary.