What is GPL?
The GPL, or GNU General Public License, is a free license that enables users to study, modify, and share software. It limits restrictions on certain software.
More About GPL
The GPL was developed by Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation. It is a popular license for open source software such as WordPress.
Essentially, the GPL grants users the right to use, study, share, and modify software. This “free” software doesn’t refer to monetary cost but the freedom to use it however a user pleases.
WordPress uses the GPL license to encourage collaborative contributions to the core software. Since any developer can modify and share WordPress software, it has led to many new features, bug fixes, and other innovative updates.
Furthermore, under the GPL, any user can extend basic software to meet their personal needs.