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  • If i modify js/css in WordPress themes/plugins (GPL licensed) for my website, have i to include all the cahages in the header of the file? I know that use css/js files in a website is a distribute operation for opensource license…
    Thanks

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  • I’m sorry for my English:
    *changes

    Moderator Jose Castaneda

    (@jcastaneda)

    THEME COFFEE MONKEY

    If you intend to distribute/share your theme with the community, then yes, you would need to include those changes, otherwise no need to worry. 🙂

    DO NOT UPDATE those plugins or theme or your changes will be lost.

    @jcastaneda thanks for answer, when js/css are in use on user’s browser, is not distribution?

    @jaycbrf yep, i know it, but thanks warning me 🙂

    Distribution is defined as giving the theme/plugin for others to use.

    @jaycbrf I’ve read many articles talking when users “downloads” in the browser a source code (js/css) this is considered distribution. Is this wrong?

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Paride15.
    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Is this wrong?

    Yes. Try not to over think this.

    *Drinks coffee*

    The theme and plugin application code (that’s important) is licensed via the GPL.

    The CSS and HTML output of that code (also important) is not the same thing as the application code.

    When you use WordPress, that application code is GPL’ed. Same with themes and plugins. When someone visits your site running WordPress, they see the CSS HTML output of that code.

    That output isn’t distributing the application code. You’re fine.

    Many thanks @jdembowski, i understand this for server side code, but for client side code?

    Is this true even if users can views the source code (firebug, inspector tool etc…)?

    For example if i change jquery.js (WP self-hosted version), the modified version is visible for users by browser inspector tools…in this case, have i to include the changes or indicate that is a modified version?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Yes.

    Thanks @jdembowski, do you means yes for this question:
    Is this true even if users can views the source code (firebug, inspector tool etc…)?

    Sorry for all this questions, just want to be sure, i’m not really good with English 🙂

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Is this true even if users can views the source code (firebug, inspector tool etc…)?

    Yes. 😉

    Understand, many many thanks @jdembowski, for your help and patience 🙂

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